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Re: :alnum: broken?

From: Clément Pit-Claudel
Subject: Re: :alnum: broken?
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2020 13:23:15 -0500
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On 2020-03-02 12:03, Stefan Monnier wrote:
>>> Most of the warnings don't claim that the code is likely wrong, but
>>> their aim is rather to make your code more reliable and future-proof.
>> That makes me cringe.  If I use flycheck, I want my files to be 100%
>> warning-free.
> That's indeed what we're aiming for, which is why we provide
> `with-suppressed-warnings`.
>> What should I do with the line
>> (require 'request)
>> then, when it gives the error (not even warning!):
>> "Cannot open load file: No such file or directory, request (emacs-lisp)"?
> That's "unrelated": it's an error, not a warning.  In general it
> indicates either an error in your code or an error in the way the
> compiler is called, or an error in the compiler.  In this case it seems
> to be a problem linked to flycheck.

Indeed, it's a problem in the way the compiler is called.

As I said, by default, the compiler is called in a clean environment (without 
loading your local packages), except when compiling your configuration files.  
We could change that default, of course, but it's not a mistake or an oversight 
that it currently behaves the way it does.

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