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Re: PACKAGE-FEATURES, and hot update of Emacs packages

From: Qiantan Hong
Subject: Re: PACKAGE-FEATURES, and hot update of Emacs packages
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2021 10:18:24 +0000

> Is it really 100% safe to unload features, in the sense that reloading
> the package will then behave as if Emacs was restarted?
In my experience, in most cases default behavior does the right thing,
and as I have commented
> Now for the rare case
> that the default behavior result in inconsistent state, package maintainer
> can always define feature-UNLOAD-FUNCTION to make it work nicely.

And I think having default behavior to be safe in many cases is already
very notable. AFAIK in UNIX almost every package maintainer need to write
some script manually, so it’s pretty reasonable to shift the responsibility
of “100% safe” to package maintainers.


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