Bug#157123: project: modify emacs policy
> Why should it be added to the load-path?
Because many emacs functions depend on emacs having access to the
.el files. M-x find-function and M-x find-variable come to mind. If
.el is not in the load-path, emacs will take you the the
nearly-unreadable .elc file when you M-x find-function.
Also, most authors write documentation in the .el file---in fact, it
is an accepted standard to have a large ;;; Commentary section near
the beginning of the .el file--which people can read and learn about
the file and its usage.
Finally, people rely on being able to read the .el file to see how a
function is implemented. Emacs is all about having access to the