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bug#25360: File mode specification errors during building

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#25360: File mode specification errors during building
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:51:14 +0200

> From: address@hidden (Phillip Lord)
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:26:08 +0000
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> >> Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2017 21:25:54 -0000
> >> From: "Phillip Lord" <address@hidden>
> >> Cc: "Noam Postavsky" <address@hidden>,
> >>  address@hidden,
> >>  address@hidden
> >> 
> >> Here's a question, though. Why does files.el use
> >> w32-convert-standard-filename, a function which is not actually
> >> autoloaded? Ditto dos-convert-standard-filename.
> >
> > They are in files that are preloaded on the platforms which need them,
> > so they are always available.
> Eech, three different ways of specifying dependencies between lisp
> files? Ah, well, something for a different time.

It's not a dependency.  Emacs is full of code that doesn't bother to
auto-load functions which are known to be preloaded.  We preload Lisp
packages for several decades, and that's got to leave its impression
on the code which uses those packages.

bootstrap-emacs is not supposed to be different from emacs in that
regard, with a single exception: the Lisp packages it preloads might
be uncompiled, i.e. will work slower.  But it should have all the same
packages that emacs has.

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