>>>> "David" == David A Cobb
David> I cannot think of ANY reason that 'find-library' --
David> which is specified to read in the source of a library text
David> for possible editing -- should EVER return on a '.elc'
In general, find-library is supposed to find the source for the
library that would be loaded by load-library. The fact that you don't
find the contents of an elc enlightening doesn't mean that other
programmers wouldn't. To someone used to working with Lisp
backtraces, a .elc is only slightly harder to read than a
quoted-printable representation of Spanish. In your case, though, the
uncompiled source would better, but you have deliberately hidden that
from XEmacs (ie, there is no .el file to match the .elc file _in the
directory where the .elc file was found_), haven't you?
I'm not going to killfile you or anything like that, but I'm rapidly
losing the shreds of sympathy I had for your problems. You can't even
build a vanilla XEmacs, but you nonetheless redesign the installation
layout to suit your fancy, then complain when it doesn't do what you
Many of the things you request are prima facie reasonable, and we'll
certainly consider them in the light of what they would cost to
implement. But I rather suspect that your frustration level would
drop considerably if you'd stop trying to Kung Fu XEmacs into
submission, and try going with the flow, aikido-style.
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