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Re: Documentation for custom-file - is not (load custom-file) needed?

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Documentation for custom-file - is not (load custom-file) needed?
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 18:52:01 +0100

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Luc Teirlinck" <address@hidden>

> It does not appear to me that your reply addresses the following
> argument I made previously:

Hi Luc,

Sorry, I might have missed this. I do think in the same lines as you below.
I answered to Juris proposal in another message. There I said that things
like this could come after release. I see no problem with that if we use
Juri's approach.

- Lennart

>    On second thought, I start doubting the utility of the feature you are
>    proposing.  One of the main reasons to have a custom file is to have
>    different custom files for different versions of Emacs.  Those
>    versions share .emacs.  So Custom should not write anything into
>    .emacs of the type you are proposing, since the custom file usually is
>    version dependent and .emacs is version independent.
>    If Custom is to write anything in .emacs, it should allow the user to
>    specify different custom files for different ranges of Emacs versions
>    and write a `cond' form into .emacs of the type below.  That might be
>    useful, but I believe we should wait with that until after the release.
> `custom-file' according to the Emacs version (maybe using an alist),

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