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Re: Silent autoloading

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Silent autoloading
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 22:11:13 +0200

> Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 09:37:18 +0100
> From: "Lennart Borgman" <address@hidden>
> Cc: "Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden>, address@hidden, address@hidden, 
>       address@hidden
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 2:51 AM, Stefan Monnier
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> > 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.

Except that, I think, it won't work on Windows, where atimer is not

And what about Emacs on a tty, where there's no

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