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Re: Pre-load time-date.el

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Pre-load time-date.el
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:08:17 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Since we turn on blink-cursor mode by default, and it requires timers,
>> we now always load time-date.el at startup.  Any reasons not to
>> pre-load it in loadup.el on the emacs-24 branch?
> This is not a new issue, right? It goes back to 24.1?
> And it causes no measurable harm?
> So why the rush to change it at the last minute?
> (My fear would be that it somehow causes purespace overflow on some
> platform. Maybe that is totally unfounded?)

Let's keep it for 24.5, it's not an urgent issue.  Most of the times
I move something to loadup.el, I end up messing something up
(e.g. because the code uses defconst whose value gets purified, or
because I forget to update lisp.mk, or ...).


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