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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: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 15:47:08 -0400
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Richard Stallman <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.
> the current behavior is necessary and will not be changed.

Care to explain?  Python users seem to like the one Juri proposed, so
it works well at least in some contexts.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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