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Re: Preloading seq.el

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Preloading seq.el
Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 10:12:54 +0300

> From: Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2019 02:49:24 +0200
> Cc: Zhu Zihao <address@hidden>, address@hidden, 
>       Emacs developers <address@hidden>
> A better metrics (but hard to estimate) is how many times a function of 
> cl-lib has been reimplemented (likely in
> a much simpler way), or how many workarounds are in place because someone 
> wanted to use a cl-lib
> function in the pre-loaded code, but couldn't, and didn't have the energy to 
> try to convince emacs-devel to
> preload cl-lib ;-)

Only those of the cases where autoloading wouldn't have solved the

> I mean, cl-lib is infrastructure code. It's useful and
> expressive. If it were preloaded, people would find uses for it.

They can use it now by autoloading cl-lib functions they need.

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