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bug#25627: 25.1; `help-make-xrefs' loads `cl-extra.el' now


From: npostavs
Subject: bug#25627: 25.1; `help-make-xrefs' loads `cl-extra.el' now
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:56:29 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)

tags 25627 notabug
close 25627
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Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> > But again, this bug report is about unnecessarily
>> > autoloading `cl-extra.el'.  It is not about `cl.el'.
>> 
>> Does the fact that cl-extra sets byte-compile-dynamic help
>> with your concerns at all? ...
>> byte-compile-dynamic is a variable defined in `bytecomp.el'.
>
> Yes, I think it does.  I wasn't aware of this feature.
>
> From (elisp) `Dynamic Loading' it appears that there is
> no bug here.  If you think so too then please close.
>
> Why don't more (even most) of the files distributed with
> Emacs have this variable set (to non-nil)?

Loading functions one by one can be slower than loading them all at
once.  Some justification would be needed for adding this (e.g., if a
file contains many independent functions that would usually be used in
isolation).





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