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Re: doc elisp intro cross reference fixes

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: doc elisp intro cross reference fixes
Date: 20 Nov 2003 21:58:23 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:

> > I do seem to remember, though, that set-variable
> > declined setting a variable to values opposed to any possibly
> > customize declaration.
> Yep, set-variable does use the symbol's custom-type property.
> > 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).
> Why not just (defalias 'set-variable 'customize-variable) and be
> done with it?

Because I may want to experiment with several settings by using the
command line history of set-variable.  customize-variable, in
contrast, uses a widget hierarchy you have to wade through with TAB
and similar.

Quite different.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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