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Re: Towards a cleaner build: other output

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Towards a cleaner build: other output
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:02:00 +0200
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> This is the step that builds the loaddefs.el file (i.e. all the
> autoloads).  It also happens to build the "prefix" table used to try and
> automatically know where to find which definitions, but that's
> a side-gig.  So the processing doesn't have anything to do with
> "completions", really (in the above warnings "completion" refers to the
> completion.el package).

Ah, I see.

> So, yes, you can output some progress messages if you want (it only
> takes a long time during bootstrap.  On rebuilds it's usually very
> fast), but makes it says something about "scraped autoloads from
> N files" or something like that.

OK; I'll change the patch to that.

>> I don't see much value in the "Not registering" messages, because I
>> don't see how any developer would respond to the output, but I may be
>> totally wrong here.
> Those "not registering" mean that the corresponding definitions will not
> be findable via things like `C-h o` until the package is loaded.  As for
> what the developer should do: cleanup his namespace!


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