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Re: An idea: controlling the order of execution of elisp hook functions


From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: An idea: controlling the order of execution of elisp hook functions
Date: 10 Dec 2001 01:07:16 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

address@hidden (Eli Zaretskii) writes:

> Perhaps such a category scheme could simply store, together with the
> hook, the name of the package that added the hook.  Then other
> packages could decide whether they need to put their hook before or
> after the hooks that are already in the list.  A simple extension of
> add-hook could provide a `before' and an `after' feature.

Suppose package A knows its hook should come before package B, but B
doesn't know about A.

Now, if A's hook is added before B, then you need to store the `before B'
requirement too, to handle adding B's hook later on.




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