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Re: reftex.el autoloads

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: reftex.el autoloads
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2015 21:09:44 +0200

> From: address@hidden (Phillip Lord)
> Cc: <address@hidden>,  <address@hidden>,  <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2015 18:56:31 +0000
> I think that I have found all the other incidences now. These are
> dired.el
> htmlfontity
> ibuffer.el
> rmail.el
> ps-print.el
> Of these, ps-print.el was Stefan's commit in 2007. All the others were
> Glenn, over a spread of years (unto 2014 for reftex).
> I'm guessing the motivation for all of these was the same -- faster
> loading of loaddefs.el, and lazy loading of other parts of subsidiary
> files. If this is the motivation I wonder whether it holds as true in
> 2015 as it did in 2007.

No, the motivation was to replace the hand-written autoloads that were
there before.  See this message, where Stefan posted a short


(Originally, these autoloads recorded the time of the update, which
was a hassle discussed in that thread; that was replaced with a
checksum to avoid changing the file too often when the autoloads
didn't really change.)

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