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Re: documentation vs. customize (Re: <backspace> and DEL)

From: Dave Love
Subject: Re: documentation vs. customize (Re: <backspace> and DEL)
Date: 16 Jan 2001 00:07:03 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.0.95

>>>>> "KE" == Karl Eichwalder <address@hidden> writes:

 KE> Agreed.  Proper documentation of available variable would have
 KE> been much, much better

If the defcustom had been done correctly, the :version tag could have
alerted you to its presence in 20.3 despite the bug that there's no
NEWS entry.  The missing entry means it would have been missed as a
possible addition to the manual.  (Is the manual all you consider

 KE> (cf. the Gnus manual).  

You jest?

 KE> To document "important" variables only isn't userfriendly; 

Who's doing that?  See the top of `(elisp)Tips' concerning documenting
variables.  Please make bug reports for user variables that aren't
properly documented, or things that should be user variables and
aren't.  I think the one in question is effectively documented in the
`killing' Custom group whether or not it should be mentioned in the

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