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Re: alternative to (require ...)

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: Re: alternative to (require ...)
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 18:36:26 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

On Tue, Feb 24 2004, Kevin Rodgers wrote:

> Sam Halliday wrote:
>> most of the 3rd party packages i have for emacs (such as
>> color-theme, php-mode, htmlize) are loaded in my ~/.emacs file by
>> statements such as (require 'htmlize) 

Often you can `autoload' some functions instead of requiring the whole

> (condition-case nil
>     (require 'foo)
>   (error nil))

What's wrong with (require 'foo nil t)?

,----[ C-h f require RET ]
| require is a built-in function.
| (require FEATURE &optional FILENAME NOERROR)
| [...]
| If the optional third argument NOERROR is non-nil,
| then return nil if the file is not found instead of signaling an error.

Bye, Reiner.
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