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wrong function name for `update-autoloads-from-directories'

From: Robert J. Chassell
Subject: wrong function name for `update-autoloads-from-directories'
Date: Fri, 2 May 2003 15:21:07 +0000 (UTC)

Today's CVS snapshot, Fri, 2003 May  2  12:11 UTC

The name is `update-autoloads-from-directories' not

The emacs/lispref/loading.texi file says:

    @kbd{M-x update-directory-autoloads} is even more powerful; it updates
    autoloads for all files in the current directory.

but the name of the command is:


(To see this in Info, see (elisp)Autoload )
Its function definition is in   emacs/lisp/emacs-lisp/autoload.el

Moreover, the documumention for the
`update-autoloads-from-directories' command is somewhat misleading.
It says:

 Update loaddefs.el with all the current autoloads from DIRS, and no old ones.
 This uses `update-file-autoloads' (which see) do its work.

As far as I can see, it would be useful to add:

    When called interactively, DIRS must be the name of a single
    directory; when evaluated as an expression, DIRS may be the names
    of several directories, each a string.

    The function does NOT recursively descend into directories below
    the directory named.

Because autoloading is so important, I don't want to make any change
myself, lest I break Emacs.

It looks to me that the command name in emacs/lispref/loading.texi
should be changed.  However, I am not so sure whether the
documumention for the function definition needs to be changed or
whether my experiments, which led to those comments, are any good.

    Robert J. Chassell                         Rattlesnake Enterprises
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