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Re: Autoloads and (t . SYM) in load-history

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Autoloads and (t . SYM) in load-history
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 22:36:12 -0400

    What was the reason for the following change ?

I think it was for the sake of unload-feature, to turn the
function back into an autoload.

    There's already another convention related to the above when
    a function is autoloaded.  It involves the `autoload' symbol
    property and the Vautoload_queue variable.

I guess it would work to use Vautoload_queue at the end of loading
to update the load history, instead of doing it directly as I did.
I am not sure this is worth doing.  It might be easier just to add
a comment on each mechanism pointing to the other one.

One complication in combining them is that Vautoload_queue is set up
only when loading for the sake of an autoload.  For other calls to
load, Vautoload_queue is not used.

Also, the name Vautoload_queue is misleading because that variable
is not a Lisp variable.  The name should probably be changed.

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