define-macro-file - Define macro file location
define-macro-file "file-name" ["macro-name" "macro2-name" ...]
Macros are loaded as late as possible using an on-demand mechanism, this speeds up the load time of MicroEmacs '06, it also keeps the startup file clean since macros are not defined within the start-up file. Only when the user first executes a macro defined via define-macro-file is the file loaded, the macro becomes defined and is executed. Subsequent calls to the macro will not reload the file as the macro will now be fully defined.
define-macro-file binds macros (macro-name ...) to a file name (file-name). This operation informs MicroEmacs '06 which file should be loaded when macro-name is first executed. The macro-name arguments may be omitted if the file contains only one exported macro which has the same name as file-name.
Alternatively the macro file may contain many macros all of which can be defined by a single call to define-macro-file, listing all macros on the same line after the file-name. If a macro-name is given then the default macro file-name is not created, if a macro of that name does exist it must be added to the macro-name list.
The following definitions are found in the me.emf start-up file:-
0 define-macro-file utils ascii-time define-macro-file format clean sort-lines-ignore-case tabs-to-spaces ... define-macro-file cvs cvs cvs-state cvs-update cvs-commit cvs-log ... define-macro-file abbrev expand-abbrev-handle expand-iso-accents ... define-macro-file misc symbol check-line-length alarm time define-macro-file search replace-all-string query-replace-all-string define-macro-file tools compile grep rgrep which diff diff-changes define-macro-file hkdirlst file-browser file-browser-close define-macro-file comment comment-line uncomment-line comment-to-end-of-line define-macro-file spell spell-word spell-buffer spell-edit-word find-word define-macro-file games Metris Patience Triangle Mahjongg Match-It define-macro-file fattrib file-attrib define-macro-file osd osd-main define-macro-file gdiff define-macro-file calc define-macro-file draw
Hilighting a number of entries as examples; macro file calc is defined with no macro definition, the macro is assumed to be calc. The file tools.emf contains multiple macros compile, grep, diff and diff-changes; all can be defined by a single define-macro-file entry.
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