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Re: Please install: Some improvements to doc-view.el

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Please install: Some improvements to doc-view.el
Date: Sat, 06 Oct 2007 17:47:14 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> But what if we use my change in `dired-view-file' and add an additional
> test for (featurep 'doc-view)?  Then users would only be asked if
> doc-view should be used for pdf/ps/dvi files if they required it
> explicitly.  If they do so, we can be sure that they have the needed
> external programs installed.

But this would mean that merely loading doc-view.el changes the behavior of
dired-view-file.  Since loading a package should not change the behavior of
Emacs (because the load may take place for all kinds of reasons), I think
it's not a good solution,


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