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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: master f995fbd: * lisp/server.el (server-name): Add autoload cookie. (Bug#23576)
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 16:34:40 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 08:12:48 -0400
> > 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.

I'm all for it.  But as long as no one is working on that, I see no
better way than autoloading the variables.  Users shouldn't suffer
from our lack of resources or motivation.

> > 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.

We should handle that on a per-variable basis.

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