[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: update-subdirs and lisp/term

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: update-subdirs and lisp/term
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 19:19:03 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 10:07:34 -0400
> >> > Does anyone know why we skip lisp/term in update-subdirs?
> >> Because files in lisp/term are always loaded with the term/ prefix.
> > Thanks.  But why is that a good idea?
> It reduces the length of load-path and increases our namespace?

But this can be said about any other subdirectory of lisp/, can't it?

> Let me put it another way: why would it be a good idea to put lisp/term
> in update-subdirs?

To avoid a special case that someone could trip on.  Every other
subdirectory gets subdirs.el created in it, but term does not.
Imagine that we will want to have subdirectories under term some day.
Why ask maintainers to use up one more register for remembering this
factoid, or risk strange failures/bugs?

That said, I won't argue.  If the above is not convincing, then so be

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]