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Re: "custom" threatens modular thinking?


From: Per Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: "custom" threatens modular thinking?
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 14:55:13 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/21.1 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

address@hidden (Dan Jacobson) writes:

> Is it true that if a user gets into the habit of using the "custom"
> utility, his .emacs will get filled with flat lists of
> (custom-set-variables
>  '(some-variable t)
>  '(some-variable t)

Yes.

> whereas if he were to write his .emacs by hand, he perhaps would nest
> the needed variables in hooks only to be called when necessary, etc.

Maybe.  If he went to hook route (rather than just using setq), it
would have mostly the same effect as the customize declaration above.
The variables will not actually be set until the files where they are
declared are loaded.



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