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bug#39823: 26.3; update-directory-autoloads regression from Emacs 26 to


From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: bug#39823: 26.3; update-directory-autoloads regression from Emacs 26 to Emacs 27
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 07:48:47 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Maxim Cournoyer <address@hidden> writes:

> I have nothing against lexcal scoping (all to the contrary), and
> always found it strange that I had to dynamically bound values
> variable calling `update-directory-autoloads'.  Perhaps a simple fix
> would be to allow passing the values it needs as arguments (while
> maintaining backward compatibility, i.e., make those arguments
> optional?).

Hmm, I guess we could add a &key style arg (I don't think plain
&optional would be possible in a backward compatible way because the
current arg list is &rest DIRS; there wouldn't be any way to distinguish
the optional directory argument).





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