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Re: Lisp files that load cl-lib in problematical ways

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Lisp files that load cl-lib in problematical ways
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2023 17:09:54 +0300

> Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2023 13:28:28 +0000
> Cc: rms@gnu.org, incal@dataswamp.org, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> From: Alan Mackenzie <acm@muc.de>
> > If the above is correct, then how do you explain that in "emacs -Q" I
> > don't see the cl-lib feature present?
> Because the files that use cl- don't have a (require 'cl-lib) in them.
> Quite a lot of the function calls are things like cl-assert, cl-incf, or
> cl-defgeneric, which won't cause the loading of cl- until they are
> actually run.

Then there's no problem, from where I stand.

> Maybe, but there are definitely run time uses of cl- in our dumped .el
> files, such as a cl-incf in font-lock.el which creates the gradually
> increasing row of dots which are displayed for large files (or, at least,
> used to be).

Again, not a problem.

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