Miles Bader <miles@...> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 12:10:58AM +0100, Martin Stjernholm wrote:
>> > It still seems to remain a fact that if one bootstraps the CVS,
>> > cc-mode still loads cl.
>> Is that a problem?
> Using cl at runtime in `basic' emacs packages has been considered `very
> undesirable' for just about forever.
I know that(*), but in this case I take it that it's a special kind of
load that only occurs initially when building from cvs?
*) I started a discussion about it some months ago on the emacs-devel
list but received no satisfactory justification for that policy.
Therefore, considering that the alternative to using those basic
functions (i.e. code duplication in some form) is obviously very
bad, I (generally speaking) find it hard to comply with it.