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Re: [PATCH] Make byte-compile-error-on-warn a safe variable for file com

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Make byte-compile-error-on-warn a safe variable for file compilation
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:36:37 +0200

> From: Noam Postavsky <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:29:45 -0500
> Cc: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>, Emacs developers <address@hidden>
> >> Since this autoload vs :safe property consideration applies more
> >> generally, shouldn't we rather explain in it in the manual?
> >
> > I think we should do both.  The fact that some unusual technique is in
> > the manual doesn't yet mean commentary about it will be redundant.
> But there are many other cases of this autoloaded put, should we
> comment on all of them?

Maybe we should do that on more than just this one.  But even a
thousand-mile journey begins with a single step.

Did you never have this moment of staring at a piece of code that
doesn't explain itself and has no comments, and wondering why the heck
did they do it that way?  It is not easy to find answers to such
questions, even if they are in some manual.

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