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Re: master c6f03ed: Fix a problem in url.el without GnuTLS

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: master c6f03ed: Fix a problem in url.el without GnuTLS
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:00:55 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:08:12 +0200 Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote: 

>> From: Leo Liu <address@hidden>
>> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:47:48 +0800
>> Cc: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden>
>> why aren't all these -available-p functions replaced by features?

EZ> Because the feature might be available, but inoperable (e.g., if some
EZ> underlying library is missing).  This happens all the times in the
EZ> Windows build, where optional shared libraries are loaded dynamically
EZ> only when needed, even though Emacs itself was compiled with support
EZ> for that library.  We will see more of that once we support some kind
EZ> of dynamic modules.

I made a fix for this one in the emacs-24 branch, and the discussion of
bug#19346 has the details. I don't know if it will DTRT for W32 as Eli
describes, sorry.

For the dynamic modules, it will definitely have to be a general facility.


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