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Re: loading site start before .emacs

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: loading site start before .emacs
Date: 18 May 2004 09:02:23 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Micha Feigin <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 01:08:46AM +0200, David Kastrup wrote:
> > Micha Feigin <address@hidden> writes:
> > 
> > > Is it possible (and are there any issues) to make the site startup
> > > files load before .emacs?
> > > 
> > > the desktop package seems to have problems with a lot of things if they
> > > are not being loaded before desktop-read is called (I had issues with
> > > ecp and now with preview-latex).
> > 
> > What issues?  preview-latex should work fine with desktop as long as
> > the respective autoloads for AUCTeX (in tex-site.el) and
> > preview-latex have already been defined.  This is not about _loading_
> > those packages, but about providing the necessary load information
> > when desktop-read decides to call upon them.
> > 
> preview-latex is loaded automatically by the site file, so when I open
> new latex files it is available.

Obviously false.  preview-latex might be added into the load-path by
your site file, but that appears to be about it.

> When using desktop, unless I add (load "preview-latex") before
> desktop-read then preview latex is not available for latex files
> opened by desktop for some reason.

(load "preview-latex") does not load preview-latex.  Take a look at
that file's contents.  It merely defines the autoloads for
preview-latex so that any references to preview-latex functions will
then cause preview-latex to be loaded.  In addition, it enters the
preview-latex setup function into LaTeX-mode-hook.

In short: preview-latex is most certainly not loaded, and not even
initialized, automatically by the site file as you claim.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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