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

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: master f995fbd: * lisp/server.el (server-name): Add autoload cookie. (Bug#23576)
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 13:30:04 -0400
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> Autoloading defcustoms just so people can set them interactively before
>> the associated package is loaded is a Bad Thing.
> I don't understand why.  Can you explain?  That's not the only
> defcustom that is marked as autoloaded.

It's the Emacs policy, and has been for years, to not autoload
defcustoms unless it's really needed for some special reason. Eg


I agree with Stefan. It's just wrong. Don't try to solve a generic
issue by autoloading the world one piece at a time.

>> IMO it would have been better to simply remove the bit about
>> set-variable from the manual.
> I don't see why we should remove useful advice from the manual, just
> because it's inconvenient to make it work.

It's not useful advice. This is the only instance of M-x set-variable in
the entire manual! No-one using multiple servers (a relatively advanced
feature) needs that crutch. It adds nothing to the manual to have it
there, and it should be taken out.

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