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Re: eval-after-load not harmful after all

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: eval-after-load not harmful after all
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 13:55:52 +0200

On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 1:44 PM, Leo<address@hidden> wrote:

>> I think at least for CUA-mode and semantic-mode they instead good
>> examples on that eval-after-load can be useful even within Emacs. If I
>> understand it right these checks if an old version of the modes have
>> been loaded before the one that is now bundled with Emacs. Can you see
>> a better way to do this? I can't.
> I just found out those are added from within simple.el. But they look to me
> more like a last minute hack before release although I am not sure.

I am afraid you are totally misunderstanding this. You will see that
if you try to answer my question above.

> What those e-v-l's do is pretty little and they don't belong there. If
> there's a bug in, say, bbdb 2.29, should a new entry be added? After all
> if a package is installed by a user, it is the user's responsibility.

Yes, but that does not mean you should not try to help.

And these eval-after-load has probably avoided a lot of work for those
involved in Emacs development.

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