I am trying to figure out how to add autoload features to a private library. Let's say I have developed a private Lisp library
"my-lib.el". It consist of a set of functions, some can be used from any mode, others are only used for a particular mode. According to the manual I could put a autoload cookie above each function definition, and then call
update-file-autoloads. Is this correct? But when do I call
update-file-autoloads? In the beginning of the Emacs init file?
For example, in my
~/.emacs init file, I could write:
(update-file-autoloads "my-lib.el") (require 'my-lib)
;;;###autoload (defun my-func() (interactive) (message "Hello")) ;;; more functions, omitted here... (provide 'my-lib)
But this gives error from
update-file-autoloads if the file is not in the current directory. Or if
"my-lib.el" is in the current directory, I get the error:
Wrong type argument: stringp, nil.
My aim is to be able to type
M-x my-func (as an example), and
my-func should autoload at that point if this was the first time I called it.