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Re: [Emacs-diffs] emacs-26 97b0e41: Improve documentation of safe values

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] emacs-26 97b0e41: Improve documentation of safe values of variables
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:49:27 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:08:29 -0500
> > +Definitions}).  However, a safety predicate defined using @code{:safe}
> > +will only be known once the byte-compiler is loaded.
> [ That was the case for byte-compile-error-on-warn, but that's only
>   because it's defined in the byte-compiler, so I changed this to say
>   "the package that contains the defcustom".  ]


> > address@hidden
> > +The safe value definitions specified with @code{autoload} are copied
> > +into the @file{loaddefs.el} file, and are known to Emacs since the
> > +beginning of a session.
> I'm not sure how to improve this description, but for the many readers
> who are not hacking on Emacs's bundled files this is misleading:
> e.g. for an ELPA package, the autoload will not go into loaddefs.el but
> into <pkg>-autoloads.el.  And for non-packaged files, the autoload
> cookie will even likely be ignored because the user won't know how to
> create&update&use an autoloads file.

I tried to improve the wording with a follow-up change.

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