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Re: Problem mit symlinks, locate-library and load-history

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Problem mit symlinks, locate-library and load-history
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 09:56:25 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> After playing around a bit with C-h v and load-file, the top element of
> my load-history has this file name:

>     "/home/acm/emacs/emacs/lisp/loadhist.elc"

> This is inconsistent with the entry for a preloaded lisp file:

>     "/mnt/hda7/emacs/lisp/font-lock.el"

> [Note:  these files are in the same directory, "/home/acm/emacs" being a
> symbolic link pointing at "/mnt/hda7".]

> This inconsistency is surely a bug.

It all depends on how we define load-history and its uses.  Basically, we
need to find the file-truename at some point, but I don't think it matters
much whether it's done before putting the filename on load-history or after.
So we should just do it whichever way is more convenient.


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