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Re: [PATCH] Delayed loading of image libraries

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Delayed loading of image libraries
Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2004 18:48:46 +0900

Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> writes:
>> The result of `create-image' can be saved in a lisp file, and later loaded,
>> in which case the image will be displayed without `init-image-library' being
>> called from `image-type-available-p'y
> It can be loaded, sure, but can it be *displayed* without
> `image-type-available-p' being called?  I'd say that's a bug.

With my patch they can.

Images are (currently) perfectly valid lisp values; if we don't want
them to be readable and writable to files, we should make them an opaque

But that seems like a stupid thing to do.  Just make the C code deal
with the situation.  If my patch was wrong (though I admit, I still have
no idea why -- your discussion so far doesn't make much sense to me),
fix it, but don't remove the functionality it adds.

[Note that reading and writing images to files (and displaying them in a
new emacs instance, by just reading the file) worked fine before the
changes that added Finit_image_library etc., so the bug I fixed is a

My spirit felt washed.  With blood.  [Eli Shin, on "The Passion of the Christ"]

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