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Re: Prickliness of the "invalid byte code" stuff

From: T.V Raman
Subject: Re: Prickliness of the "invalid byte code" stuff
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:47:07 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

And if  one is developing a large package that one also uses all the
time, it would be even nicer if it just went ahead and reloaded the
file, > [[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
> [[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
> [[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]
>   > > url-http-parse-headers: Invalid byte code in 
> /home/larsi/src/emacs/trunk/lisp/emacs-lisp/cl-seq.elc [8 times]
>   > >
>   > > And it's almost always with this "invalid byte code" stuff.
>   > >
>   > > What does it mean, really?
>   > emacs-lisp/cl-seq.elc was modified after being loaded.  You need to
>   > reload it.
> I wonder if we could modify that error message so as to inform users
> better about the likely cause.
> The code which reports that error could check the date of the file,
> determine whether the problem is due to changing the file, and
> if so say so clearly.


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