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Re: master f995fbd: * lisp/server.el (server-name): Add autoload cookie.

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: master f995fbd: * lisp/server.el (server-name): Add autoload cookie. (Bug#23576)
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 08:12:48 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

> It's nuisance to load a package before you can set a variable which
> should be used on the first use of the package's functionality.  It's
> easy to forget to load first, and then seeing "No match" or some such
> is an annoyance.

Right, but that's true of many other variables.
It's a known problem that shouldn't be fixed by preloading every
variable, but by making completion more clever.

> Because the value should be set before the first invocation of
> server-start.  If you set it after starting the server, it's too late.
> That's not something that happens with _all_ the other defcustoms.

Maybe not all, but many.


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