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Re: Customize may not be appropriate for older users


From: Francesco Potorti`
Subject: Re: Customize may not be appropriate for older users
Date: 11 Jan 2002 12:44:47 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1.50

address@hidden (David Kastrup) writes:
   All of the customize stuff gets collected into a single section of
   .emacs.
   
Yes, I observed that, but nonetheless I feel nervous when *any*
automatic tool edits one of my hand made files[*].

I'd better have it write somewhere else, and do myself the changes to
.emacs.

Suggestions, which could be taken together, or separately, or just be
starting points:

- Customise should ask before writing to .emacs.  The easy answer should
  be yes, if the answer is no it should offer to either write somewhere
  else, or to show in a buffer what code it produced, or to pop up the
  file edited and changed, but not yet saved for you to edit (with the
  changes highlighted).

- Customise should write not to .emacs, but to .emacs.d/customise.el,
  and check that .emacs contains a line like "(load.*customise.el".


[*] when a program dares to edit a file that I wrote, I say that it
   "messes" with my file



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