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Re: autoload and auto-compression-mode

From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: Re: autoload and auto-compression-mode
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 17:57:59 -0500

    No, after my patches, Auto Compression mode changes _both_
    `load-suffixes' and `load-file-rep-suffixes'.

Why does it have to change both?  Wouldn't it be clearer
to have just one variable that records the list of
compression suffixes?  `load' could check it directly.

    If we want to allow the user to customize a `load-suffixes' type
    variable, then I believe that we need one, or maybe two, new
    customizable variable(s), say `basic-load-suffixes' and
    `basic-load-file-rep-suffixes'.  These would represent the values of
    `default-suffixes' and `load-file-rep-suffixes' that `load-suffixes'
    and `load-file-rep-suffixes' _would_ have if Auto Compression mode
    would be disabled.

That makes sense, except I don't see why `load-suffixes'
should change when you enable or disable this mode.

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