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Re: bug in save-some-buffers or diff.el?

From: David Abrahams
Subject: Re: bug in save-some-buffers or diff.el?
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 12:28:09 -0400
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Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

> BTW, I'm sure that current behavior of `load' is wrong.  It always
> tries to load .elc file first, even if it's older than .el.  But often
> it causes too much trouble after updating .el files.  There are many
> reasons why this happens: user forgets to recompile updated .el files,
> something goes wrong in the make process, etc.  Yes, `load' reports
> a warning, but usually this warning goes unnoticed, which results in
> broken functionality.  Instead, `load' should load the newest of .el
> or .elc files, and report the same warning as a simple reminder to
> recompile updated .el files to execute them faster.

Yes, indeed.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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