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Re: 20.6 outline.el - separate menus should be one Outline menu.


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: 20.6 outline.el - separate menus should be one Outline menu.
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 20:21:15 +0200

> From: address@hidden (Jari Aalto+mail.emacs)
> Date: 09 Jan 2001 20:07:22 +0200
> 
> | >     In any case the menubar name is good to be made configurable.
> | 
> | ???  The menu-bar items should IMHO be standardized so that people
> | always could find them quickly.  Making them easily changeable seems
> | like a bad idea.  (Of course, since menus are created on the Lisp
> | level, you can always change them with some effort, but I don't think
> | we need to make it too easy.)
> 
> The nurturing of users should be gone by now. By providing
> configuration, the users can adapt to their needs. Why should one be
> concerned how users like to use Emacs? This kind of argumentation is
> unnecessary and shows no commitment to let users to select their own
> preferences.

This has nothing to do with nurturing.  The menu bar is a standard
part of a user interface, and as such, should have a standard look and
configuration.

As I said in the part you ignored, customization is possible, it's
just not too easy.  The Emacs Lisp manual tells all about it.



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