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Re: reftex.el autoloads

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: reftex.el autoloads
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2015 22:11:14 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:

> Phillip Lord wrote:
>> 2) Just putting the autoloads into loaddefs.el.
> That's just plain wrong. Please don't do that.

It may be wrong, but it's not plain. I assumed that there was a reason
for not doing this. But I still do not understand what that reason is.
Can you please tell me what is wrong with it, because I cannot figure it

> The only options that make any sense are:
> 1) do nothing (which is what I would do)
> 2) forbid generated-autoload-file to ever point to a versioned file.
> That means changing all these files:
> find lisp -name '*.el' -exec grep '^;.*generated-autoload-file:' {} + | \
>   sed -e '/loaddefs\|esh-groups/d' -e 's|/[^/]*: "|/|' -e 's/"//g' | sort -u
> lisp/dired.el
> lisp/emacs-lisp/eieio-core.el
> lisp/emacs-lisp/eieio.el
> lisp/htmlfontify.el
> lisp/ibuffer.el
> lisp/mail/rmail.el
> lisp/obsolete/tpu-edt.el
> lisp/ps-print.el
> lisp/textmodes/reftex.el
> to load foo-loadefs.el (which in many cases will be tiny files).

Yes, some of them are pretty small.


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