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Re: Having trouble packaging DefaultEncrypt for Emacs

From: Chris Marusich
Subject: Re: Having trouble packaging DefaultEncrypt for Emacs
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:38:58 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Alex Kost <address@hidden> writes:

> Alex Kost (2017-04-11 23:04 +0300) wrote:
>> Chris Marusich (2017-04-11 00:40 -0700) wrote:
>>> Alex Kost <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> Note, however, that in most cases (not in this case) using "require" is
>>>> not needed at all!  Usually it is enough to have the generated
>>>> autoloads.  For example, if you install 'magit', you don't need to (and
>>>> shouldn't!) put "(require 'magit)" in your emacs config.  You can use
>>>> "M-x magit-status" right away as 'magit-status' command is "autoloaded".
>>> That's good to know.  I guess this module didn't do the "autoload magic"
>>> that some modules, like magit, do?
>> Unlike such packages as magit, this package doesn't provide any
>> interactive command (thus there is no point to autoload anything), it
>> just extends the existing Emacs functionality when it is loaded.  It
>> does so simply by adding a couple of hooks, so if you would like to
>> avoid loading this package on Emacs start, you can add these hooks
>> yourself:
>> (add-hook 'gnus-message-setup-hook 'mml-secure-encrypt-if-possible)
>> (add-hook 'message-send-hook 'mml-secure-check-encryption-p)
> Oops, I forgot one thing:
>   (autoload 'mml-secure-encrypt-if-possible "jl-encrypt")
>   (autoload 'mml-secure-check-encryption-p "jl-encrypt")
>> If you add the above 2 lines to your emacs config (instead of the
>> "require" line), "jl-encrypt" package will not be loaded on Emacs
>> start.  It will be loaded when you'll begin to write a message.

Neat!  I didn't know much about the "autoload" stuff.  I've read the
section in the manual, and thanks to these examples, it makes more
sense.  Thank you!


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