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Re: Silent autoloading

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Silent autoloading
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 09:37:18 +0100

On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 2:51 AM, Stefan Monnier
<address@hidden> wrote:
> You're complaining about Emacs freezing for a little while without
> giving any clue to the user about what's going on.  That's indeed
> a problem.  But this rarely happens for autoloading, and in many cases
> it happens independently from autoloading.
> Maybe the right solution is to link this to the hourglass-mouse-cursor:
> have a global variable busy-message, and when the
> hourglass timer expires, not only we should change the mouse-cursor to
> an hourglass, but we should also output the message currently stored in
> `busy-message'.
> This way, loading a file could set this var to "Loading <foo>..." and if
> the loading takes a while (and only in this case), you'd get the
> relevant message.  This would happen to work for autoloading as well as
> for `require' and any other way to load a file.  And it could be used
> in other situations (e.g. "Building completion table...").

That would be good.

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