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Re: Customize may not be appropriate for older users


From: David Masterson
Subject: Re: Customize may not be appropriate for older users
Date: 11 Jan 2002 09:58:20 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

>>>>> David Kastrup writes:
> address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:
>> address@hidden (David Kastrup) writes:

>> > Customize does not "mess" with anything that you have "carefully
>> > crafted" but keeps itself to its own section.

>> You can even keep customizations in a separate file:

>> Near the bottom of my .emacs, I have (something like) this:

>> (setq custom-file "~/.emacs.custom")
>> (if (and custom-file (file-exists-p custom-file))
>> (load custom-file))

> More checks and messages than necessary.  I'd just say
> (if custom-file (load custom-file t t t))
> See the doc for load for a description of those arguments.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but Emacs and XEmacs might differ in their
handling of loading the custom-file.  With Emacs, if specified, you
have to explicitly load it.  XEmacs, OTOH, might load it on its own
after your .emacs (I haven't tested this thoroughly, though).

-- 
David Masterson                dmaster AT synopsys DOT com
Sr. R&D Engineer               Synopsys, Inc.
Software Engineering           Sunnyvale, CA



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