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Re: reftex.el autoloads

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: reftex.el autoloads
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2015 17:08:20 +0000
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> 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.
> Yes.

I'll chase this up and see if I can fix the issue for reftex. If that
works, I see whether I can remove the others also.

Thanks for the advise.


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