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Re: loaddefs and provide

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: loaddefs and provide
Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2009 15:45:26 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

> This is unwise.  There are several third-party packages that depend on
> the old behavior (i.e. having a provide statement in the generated
> loaddefs file).

These only work with Emacs-23.1, then, so there can't be that many.

> This change causes too much incompatibility.  We should revert it, at
> least for the 23.2 release.

If you want to revert it, go for it.  The main thing I really wanted to
remove was generated-autoload-feature (tho I also think that without
a way to tweak the provided feature, the `provide' should better not be


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