Ok, thanks for the background. I would have thought though that it would have been more logical to simply load in the latest (.m or .wl) file?
At any rate
<So the developers at WRI (actually at my urging) changed the behavior for AutoGeneratedPackage -> True notebooks to default to saving with the .wl file extension.
The behaviour I observe:
Via the option inspector the only options on my set-up are:
AutoGeneratedPackage -> Automatic/Manual/None
1) For notebooks with AutoGeneratedPackage ->Automatic, initializations cells are saved into a .m file.
2) Files created via File>New>Package (and with subsequently added initialization cells) don't seem to produce any ancillary
(.m or .wl) files on saving?
I'm satisfied enough to proceed with 1) as before (I overload Needs to add flexibility to the Folder/File structure I can use to store packages) but it would be helpful if this was detailed in the documentation.