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Re: Loading when viewing docstring of autoloaded function

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Loading when viewing docstring of autoloaded function
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:12:54 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

> The most annoying aspect is that autoloaded functions often have
> docstrings containing key substitution constructs, which are expanded
> into `M-x FOO' because the relevant keymaps are not yet defined.  I'd
> like to suggest a simple workaround: if an autoloaded function contains
> key substitution constructs, just outright load the library where it was
> defined.  There's not much point in being conservative about loading
> libraries, since it is so fast nowadays.  See attached patch.

I don't mind auto-loading eagerly, but I do care about seeing
"autoloaded" on the first line of the description of the function,
because I often use C-h f <foo> RET to figure out whether that function
is autoloaded or is already fully defined.


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