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Re: Why subr.el doesn't provide a feature?

From: Basil L. Contovounesios
Subject: Re: Why subr.el doesn't provide a feature?
Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2019 14:21:56 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Zhu Zihao <address@hidden> writes:

> IMO, missing provide form is a counter-intuitive behavior because almost all
> library have one(even backquote.el). I can't find a reason for why subr lacks
> this, so I guess adding provide form for subr may breaks emacs bootstrap.

Since subr.el is as "core" as Elisp can get, providing it as a named
feature isn't strictly necessary; most Emacs versions I'm familiar with
can simply assume that it is baked in.

Features added to subr.el later, such as hashtable-print-readable, are
indeed provided as a named feature in subr.el.

I am not against adding (provide 'subr) to subr.el for aesthetic
reasons, but functionally it is not strictly "required". ;)


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