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Re: doc elisp intro cross reference fixes

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: doc elisp intro cross reference fixes
Date: 20 Nov 2003 10:46:55 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

> If set-variable does not tend to consult the "customize" data
> structures in other circumstances, it would be unexpected if it did
> in this case.  I do seem to remember, though, that set-variable
> declined setting a variable to values opposed to any possibly
> customize declaration.  So perhaps making set-variable do pretty much
> the "set for current session" operation procedure of customize would
> be sensible behavior.

> That does not imply that the current behavior would be a bug, simply
> that it might make sense to change it (along with its documentation).

It's a user-level operation which is likely in those circumstances not to
do what the user intended to do.  It qualifies as a bug (although probably
minor) for me.
The user should at least be made aware of the problem (at the very least
in the manual).


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