On Mon, 29 Nov 2004, superbiskit(a)cox.net wrote:
I'm trying to work out some things that modify values defined by
"auto-autoloads.elc". If I go to the origin source and modify &
recompile it, it appears I've not accomplished the change because the
value that gets loaded is the one from auto-autoloads.
I'm guessing this winds up in the dumped code (?)
Does that mean I need to do a "temacs" install and dump in
Most lisp directories have auto-autoloads files which are
loaded on startup.
There's a big sign at the head of "auto-autoloads.el"
saying "DO NOT
EDIT THIS FILE" --
so y'all will understand why I haven't jumped right in and
Presumably, what is needed is to go back and run the process that scours
the "auto-autoloads" material out of the several sources. And that
would be, what? I can see that it consists of definitions grabbed out
of their originating library, so it shouldn't be impossible to just
recopy the changed lisp. But I'm gun shy in the face of that warning.
autoloads are generated automatically from the ';;;###autoload'
cookies in the .el files. Nothing bad will happen if you edit and
recompile an auto-autoload file.
I'm really really trying to avoid having to do a complete
far my batting average for recompiles is zero!
What are you trying to change? If you are trying to change a
local customization for yourself, you can edit the auto-autoloads.el
file, but usually you are better off doing the customization somewhere
else like your .emacs file.