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[AUCTeX-devel] Autoloads for RefTeX

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: [AUCTeX-devel] Autoloads for RefTeX
Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2007 19:04:27 +0100
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the current installation instructions for RefTeX tell the user to put
autoloads for some entry functions manually into the user's init file.
I don't really like this because it is prone to fail when functions
move, it clutters the init file, and it unnecessarily exposes the
implementation of the package.  So it generally is somewhat clunky.

IMO a better approach would be to generate during installation a file
containing autoloads which the user then may load from the init file
in a similar way we currently do this for AUCTeX and preview-latex and
how install.el does it.  The file could even be part of the

In contrast to AUCTeX and preview-latex I'd like to install the
autoloads file in the same location as the Lisp files of RefTeX.  If
RefTeX is installed into its own directory the file could be named
autoloads.el for example.  If RefTeX does not get its own directory we
should probably pay a bit more attention and use something like
reftex-autoloads.el (not sure about 8.3 file systems in both cases) or
try to find a file where we could append the autoloads.  Is there a
convention regarding autoloads?  Any other suggestions?


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