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Re: Defaults for set-variable

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Defaults for set-variable
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 12:29:40 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

>> Which do you find more convenient for setting user options - setq or
>> set-variable? That is, you can use `M-: (setq foo '...)' today for user
>> options.  Do you, or do you use `M-x set-variable foo ...'?
> I use setq.
> `set-variable' doesn't offer much different really.  It's mainly
> useful as a gentle introduction for those who might be confused by
> lisp syntax and the presence of internal variables.

With my (rejected) support for making built-in functions 
interactive, you could make `set' interactive like this:

(put 'set 'interactive
  "vSet variable: \nXExpression: ")

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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