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Re: unload-feature questions and thoughts

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: unload-feature questions and thoughts
Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2007 20:14:41 +0100
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"Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2/4/07, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> We had this discussion already.  IIRC, load could be used multiple
>> times and in so many contexts, that is was not reasonable to expect it
>> to be undoable.
> OTOH, `unload-feature' exists for a reason; and packages that do
> non-standard things (like redefining standard functions) can define
> their own unload functions.
> But question 3) was not about unloading, though I mentioned it at the
> end; it was about the difference in the resulting 'autoload property
> of function symbols depending on whether you use the autoloading vs.
> the normal load/require mechanisms.
>> Before we coded this hack, there was a discussion on emacs-devel
>> because I had been surprised, too.
> Couldn't AUCTeX just define AUCTeX-unload-hook and do whatever it is
> necessary?

It defines tex-site-unload-hook already.  But "whatever is necessary"
pretty much means restoring all functions overwritten by AUCTeX, and
there is no point in not using the autoload unloader for that.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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