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Re: help-fns unsolicited elisp loading (was Re: bug#28048: 26.0.50; beha

From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: Re: help-fns unsolicited elisp loading (was Re: bug#28048: 26.0.50; behaviour of C-h f semantic-mode)
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:28:30 -0400

On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 12:09 AM, Mark Oteiza <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 12/08/17 at 01:47am, address@hidden wrote:
>> Mark Oteiza <address@hidden> writes:
>> > Is there a bug associated with the new C-h f behaviour?
>> No, it was introduced on emacs-devel, see [1] and followups.
>> [1]: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2016-05/msg00441.html
> Now I know why I'd get seemingly random messages about MH-E not being
> present on my system.
> https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/emacs.git/commit/?id=fd8084aaf9
> Why are we loading (effectively) arbitrary elisp without the user asking
> for it?  Any elisp in Emacs--including installed 3rdp packages--can get
> loaded when looking for function or variable help.

I believe it's only elisp included in Emacs proper that is eligible
for this lookup. The table is built during 'make autoloads'.

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