file-newer-than-file-p [was: [COMMIT] Check absolute source file ...]
kehoea at parhasard.net
Wed Dec 31 06:42:04 EST 2008
Ar an t-aonú lá is triochad de mí na Nollaig, scríobh Stephen J. Turnbull:
> [...] which is precisely what (1) ... (4) give. Do you disagree, or do
> you just think the whole idea of trying to extend the relation to
> non-existent files is bogus and the caller should check explicitly?
Yes, that. In an ideal world #'file-newer-than-file-p would throw a
file-error if either argument didn’t exist or the corresponding metadata
couldn’t be read. Doing this now would be introducing a needless
incompatibility though, it’s much more realistic to live with it.
> [...] BTW, do you agree with me (at #### above) that we want to use the
> .el file, not the .elc?
Well, we have to use one or the other, and using the .elc has the advantage
that we can pass the path on to make-docfile without further processing.
make-docfile.c much prefers .elc files, since the docstrings are
automatically generated in a format it can read.
¿Dónde estará ahora mi sobrino Yoghurtu Nghé, que tuvo que huir
precipitadamente de la aldea por culpa de la escasez de rinocerontes?
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