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Re: Prickliness of the "invalid byte code" stuff

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Prickliness of the "invalid byte code" stuff
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 18:04:49 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: "T.V Raman" <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 10:34:46 -0400
> > OK, thanks.  I did some more tests, and I think it's indeed OK to let
> > this variable do nothing.
> My original suggestion was just to declare it obsolete (and, as
> a consequence, to stop using it in our own files).  So I just pushed that.
> We can additionally change bytecomp to simply ignore the variable,
> indeed, that's fine by me, but I think we can wait a bit before doing
> that (even until Emacs-28, if you ask me).

Fine with me,

> > But I guess we still need to accept its specification in file-local
> > variables without any errors, at least for some time?
> Yes, of course.  Note that when compiling the file, any unknown
> fie-local specifications are simply ignored, so if/when we remove the
>     (put 'byte-compile-dynamic 'safe-local-variable 'booleanp)
> it will not cause an error, but it will just prompt the user whether to
> obey this "risky" setting instead of accepting it silently.

The prompts are annoying, so I think we should do something to avoid
them in this specific case.

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