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bug#21563: 24.5; discourage load-hook variables


From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: bug#21563: 24.5; discourage load-hook variables
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:33:19 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> So is the argument now that the existence of load
> hooks makes maintenance too complicated?  What will
> be the next argument?

To summarize what has come up in this thread so far, the load-hook
convention has the following problems:

1. They are never called if set by a user after a library is loaded.

2. They can lead to issues like Bug#24491.

3. They require every package (that wants to use them) to add boiler
   plate code.

They are also redundant since we have eval-after-load and
with-eval-after-load, which do not have any of the above problems.

Best regards,
Stefan Kangas





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