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Re: Gnu emacs under Windows: .emacs and _emacs and savehist

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Gnu emacs under Windows: .emacs and _emacs and savehist
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 00:03:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

>>   (custom-set-variables
>>    ;; custom-set-variables was added by Custom.
>>    ;; If you edit it by hand, you could mess it up, so be careful.
>>    ;; Your init file should contain only one such instance.
>>    ;; If there is more than one, they won't work right.
>>   '(savehist-mode t nil (savehist)))
> Did you try it? It's hard for us to know if you're still having a
> problem or not.
> I'm no expert on this,


> but I think that the custom-set-variables should still be
> OK. However, it's not clear to me that you won't still need to call
> (savehist-mode 1). That custom-set-variables sets the mode variable,

No.  It uses the customize setter function for setting this variable.
Unless the defcustom is completely broken (and I see no reason to
assume so), this will do whatever is required to activate the mode.

> and sometimes that is sufficient to turn on a mode, but sometimes it
> is not.

If the invocation saved by customize is not sufficient for setting a
mode, this is a bug.

> Things might also depend on which version of savehist.el and which
>version of Emacs you use. As I said, I just require the library and
>call the mode - I didn't customize anything.

In that case, of course, you are yourself responsible for doing
everything necessary for setting the mode.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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