>>>> "SY" == Steve Youngs
SY> I really disagree quite strongly here. IMO, the autoloads
SY> should only be built for modules that are installed. Jerry's
SY> solution of wrapping them in a '(when (file-exists-p
SY> "module.ell"))' does the next best thing and works well.
If the module is in a package, auto-autoloads will only be built when
it is installed. If it is part of core, then an XEmacs that doesn't
have it is known to be crippled and it should do something more
informative than barf on an undefined function---it should present an
informed guess as to why the function is undefined. This is one
reason why Ben wants xemacs-base back in core, for example.
SJT> The fact that today's sources include clearly optional stuff
SJT> like postgresql and ldap should be considered transitional
SY> Why? The core is full of optional stuff that isn't considered
SY> transitional. I don't think I quite understand what you're
SY> getting at, Stephen.
If it's optional, we should show it the door to packages.
I want to get as much stuff out of core as possible. For two reasons.
First, it improves response time to patches if the modules are in
packages. Second, the less stuff there is in core, the more stable it
SY> Yeah but it wouldn't take too much time and effort for some
SY> smart cookie to come up with a way for autoload.el to overcome
SY> this. :-)
Oh yeah? autoload.el is full of "WTF??!?" comments. As Jerry knows,
I think he put a couple of them in there. :-)
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