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Re: It's Huntin' Season

>>"Thomas" == Thomas Bushnell, BSG <tb@becket.net> writes:

 Thomas> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:
 >> If they are merely programs, why are they being invoked at
 >> startup? I would posit that the ``program'' part of the file belongs
 >> in with the package propoer, and the invocation, which can be
 >> overridden is the only thing that should be in /etc/emacs*/site-start.d

 Thomas> It's not invoked at all in site-start.d.  If it were, then of course,
 Thomas> that would be configuration information.

 Thomas> I'm thinking about the ones that invoke the program, but
 Thomas> instead, merely make its commands available.  A typical

	Should not be in site-start.d at all. They should be in
 /usr/share/emacs* somewhere.

 Thomas> example would set a few variables (pointing it at Debian
 Thomas> locations for things, the sort of thing that would be
 Thomas> specified at compile time for a binary), and then set some

	These are configuration settings.

 Thomas> autoloads (the equivalent of putting the binaries into /bin).

	Nope. This is part of what I mentioned about maintainers not
 knowing fully the circumstances packages are used in. I may want to
 use Debian packaged bbd, for example, but I have my 3leet bbdb-com.el
 (called, of course, 3leet-bbdb-com.el).

	I would say that not being able to selectively over ride the
 autoloads for the functions in bbdb-com.el to my own versions is a

	Even autoloads are configurable settings.

 System going down at 1:45 this afternoon for disk crashing.
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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