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Re: C-h f now permanently loads ~2MB

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: C-h f now permanently loads ~2MB
Date: 22 Apr 2004 14:35:16 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

> C-h f (on primitives?) now apparently permanently loads a copy of the
> DOC file (~2MB) into a hidden buffer.

Yes.  Tho, only if the source C directory is found.

> I don't think this should be the default behaviour since it's presumably
> only relevant to developers.

The assumption is that only developers will keep the sources installed.

> It should definitely be possible to turn it off.

(setq help-C-source-directory nil) turns it off.


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