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bug#7989: 23.2.91; How do I update "local" autoloads?


From: Chong Yidong
Subject: bug#7989: 23.2.91; How do I update "local" autoloads?
Date: Wed, 04 May 2011 11:40:11 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> AFAICT the global default value of generated-autoload-file is only used
> when you use those functions interactively, which was the case back when
> Emacs did not bootstrap and didn't have much of a lisp/Makefile.
> AFAICT nowadays these functions are rarely if ever used interactively to
> rebuild Emacs's own loaddefs.el, so the default value is basically
> never useful and should probably default to something like nil.

I've committed a change that does this, and makes the interactive
functions prompt for an autoload file.





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