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Re: unload-feature questions and thoughts

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: unload-feature questions and thoughts
Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2007 12:16:18 +0100
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"Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2/5/07, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Could you think of something in code or docs that should have
>> prevented the confusion?
> I misread the code (I was much more centered in the part about undoing
> defun, provide, etc. and didn't take a closer look to the beginning of
> the function), but I think this piece of docstring is a bit confusing
>  This function tries to undo modifications made by the package to
>  hooks.  Packages may define a hook FEATURE-unload-hook that is called
>  instead of the normal heuristics for doing this.  Such a hook should
>  undo all the relevant global state changes that may have been made by
>  loading the package or executing functions in it.
> because if you miss the "to hooks" (two words), as I did in several
> readings, it seems like it is saying that either you define
> FEATURE-unload-hook, or else it uses "the normal heuristics".

Maybe "the normal heuristics" and "all the relevant global state
changes" are far too much hand-waving: readers will probably
phantasize whatever they would think useful into it.

David Kastrup

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