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Re: New obsolete.el file for obsolete stuff?

From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: Re: New obsolete.el file for obsolete stuff?
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 12:44:12 +0000

Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org> writes:

> I don't think that would work...  We add the aliases and stuff so that
> people's code will continue to work.  If somebody has out-of-tree code
> that says
> (require 'foo)
> (foo-name)
> that continues to work even if we've obsoleted foo-name.  Moving it to a
> separate file would defeat the purpose of that...

It would need to be dumped/pre-loaded (not sure what's the prefered
terminology here).  That's what they did in XEmacs.

(One could also use `eval-after-load' where it makes sense to do so.)

Best regards,
Stefan Kangas

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