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Re: Why js2-mode in Emacs 23.2?

From: Leo
Subject: Re: Why js2-mode in Emacs 23.2?
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 10:26:43 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

On 2009-08-10 09:54 +0100, CHENG Gao wrote:
>> I seem to recall RMS said that sometime ago. It is also documented  in
>> the elisp manual:
>> ,----[ (info "(elisp)Hooks for Loading") ]
>> |    In general, well-designed Lisp programs should not use this feature.
>> | The clean and modular ways to interact with a Lisp library are (1)
>> | examine and set the library's variables (those which are meant for
>> | outside use), and (2) call the library's functions.  If you wish to do
>> | (1), you can do it immediately--there is no need to wait for when the
>> | library is loaded.  To do (2), you must load the library (preferably
>> | with `require').
>> | 
>> |    But it is OK to use `eval-after-load' in your personal
>> | customizations if you don't feel they must meet the design standards
>> | for programs meant for wider use.
>> `----
>> Best,
> It's in ELISP info manual, under "Emacs Lisp Coding Conventions".

Yes. for convenience:

,----[ (info "(elisp)Coding Conventions") ]
| * Avoid using `eval-after-load' in libraries and packages (*note
|   Hooks for Loading::).  This feature is meant for personal
|   customizations; using it in a Lisp program is unclean, because it
|   modifies the behavior of another Lisp file in a way that's not
|   visible in that file.  This is an obstacle for debugging, much
|   like advising a function in the other package.

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