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Re: emacs-26: `with-eval-after-load' docstring omission

From: Vicente Vera
Subject: Re: emacs-26: `with-eval-after-load' docstring omission
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:42:27 +0000

I think is relevant because their behavior is not
identical. Nevertheless, it is proposed just for the sake of clarity.

One might asume, because of similar syntax, that BODY in
‘with-eval-after-load’ will be passed to ‘eval’ just like in

(eval-after-load 'asdf
  (setq asdf-something nil))
;; (setq asdf-something nil) will be passed to ‘eval’

(with-eval-after-load 'asdf
  (setq asdf-something nil))
;; This will be the same as:
;; (eval-after-load 'asdf
;;   (lambda () (setq asdf-something nil)))
;; which will be passed to ‘funcall’ and not evaled.

And also, because of their name, which says ‘eval’, one might think
that BODY in ‘with-eval-after-load’ will be run through ‘eval’.

Unless by convention the ‘with-’ prefix is meant to express that BODY
will be treated as a function?

2018-02-23 14:16 GMT+00:00 Noam Postavsky <address@hidden>:
> On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 8:42 AM, Vicente Vera <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Currently, ‘with-eval-after-load’ docstring doesn't mention that BODY
>> is executed as a lambda expression through funcall. The docstrings
>> refers to ‘eval-after-load’ regarding the FILE argument, but not how
>> BODY is executed.
> Isn't that an irrelevant implementation detail? I don't see why it
> should be documented.

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