Commit 90a94603 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris
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* custom.el (custom-initialize-delay): Doc fix.

parent cdbf9100
2010-02-26 Glenn Morris <rgm@gnu.org>
* custom.el (custom-initialize-delay): Doc fix.
* mail/sendmail.el (send-mail-function): Autoload the call
to custom-initialize-delay, not otherwise preserved in loaddefs.el.
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......@@ -113,10 +113,17 @@ For the standard setting, use `set-default'."
(defun custom-initialize-delay (symbol value)
"Delay initialization of SYMBOL to the next Emacs start.
This is used in files that are preloaded, so that the initialization is
done in the run-time context rather than the build-time context.
This also has the side-effect that the (delayed) initialization is performed
with the :setter."
This is used in files that are preloaded (or for autoloaded
variables), so that the initialization is done in the run-time
context rather than the build-time context. This also has the
side-effect that the (delayed) initialization is performed with
the :set function.
For variables in preloaded files, you can simply use this
function for the :initialize property. For autoloaded variables,
you will also need to add an autoload stanza calling this
function, and another one setting the standard-value property.
See `send-mail-function' in sendmail.el for an example."
;; Until the var is actually initialized, it is kept unbound.
;; This seemed to be at least as good as setting it to an arbitrary
;; value like nil (evaluating `value' is not an option because it
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