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Re: How to reload an updated library?


From: Tory S. Anderson
Subject: Re: How to reload an updated library?
Date: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 20:50:28 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

I've never been quite clear in emacs on the meanings of library, package, 
extension... I think I mean package, such as what you download from `m-x 
list-packages`: in this case, a whole program like Helm which includes many .el 
files. 

Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Tory S. Anderson) writes:
>
>> In this case, I'm talking about the Helm package. I
>> follow it on git and sometimes will `git pull` to
>> update it, then can make it. But the only way I know
>> to implement the new changes in emacs is to restart
>> emacs. I tried evaluate-buffer on one of the main
>> library files, but it didn't seem to do the trick.
>> Restarting emacs is a pain if I have many ongoing
>> projects; how can I implement the updates to the
>> package without restarting emacs?
>
> With "library", do you mean something more advanced
> than just an Elisp (.el) file which is usually what is
> meant?
>
> Such are loaded with <drumroll> `load' - either
> `load-file' (input the library file) or `load-library'
> (ditto name). With `load-library' you will get the
> .elc compiled version rather than the .el source if
> both are available.



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