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Re: warn that you set a variable a second time in .emacs

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: warn that you set a variable a second time in .emacs
Date: 18 Jan 2003 07:42:06 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

>>>>> "K" == Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:

K> Dan Jacobson wrote:
>> It is easy to setq a variable at the top of your .emacs file, and the
>> do it again at the bottom.  Perhaps emacs could warn us at startup
>> about this.  Of course fancy users could turn this warning off as it
>> is often quite a legitimate thing to do this.

K> Indeed it is.  What problem would this feature solve?

well, always adding a setq to the bottom of .emacs will get the effect
the user wanted, but then when he is scratching his head why the same
setq in 2 or three other places in his .emacs has no effect when
adjusted, he wouldn't go firing off a bug report.  Erm, uh, let's change
the subject.  Say, how about we warn when users repeat options: emacs
-q -q ... ok, never mind. over and out.
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