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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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