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Re: reftex.el autoloads

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: reftex.el autoloads
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2015 18:18:29 +0200

> From: address@hidden (Phillip Lord)
> Cc: Glenn Morris <address@hidden>,  <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:35:09 +0000
> ;; MD5 checksums are much better because they do not
> ;; change unless the file changes (so they'll be
> ;; equal on two different systems and will change
> ;; less often than time-stamps, thus leading to fewer
> ;; unneeded changes causing spurious conflicts), but
> ;; using time-stamps is a very useful optimization,
> ;; so we use time-stamps for the main autoloads file
> ;; (loaddefs.el) where we have special ways to
> ;; circumvent the "random change problem", and MD5
> ;; checksum in secondary autoload files where we do
> ;; not need the time-stamp optimization because it is
> ;; already provided by the primary autoloads file.
> So, it's a checksum (not a git commit which was my first thought) of the
> file contents (except in loaddefs.el when it's a timestamp). So it will
> update whenever reftex-auc changes whether the autoloads need to change
> or not.


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