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Re: warn users to place comments outside custom stuff


From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: warn users to place comments outside custom stuff
Date: 12 Aug 2005 12:49:45 +0200
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 21:45:56 +0000
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Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> wrote on Wed, 03 Aug 2005 16:17:00 -0600:
> Dan Jacobson wrote:
>> I comment out some lines in the (custom-set-faces) part of my .emacs
>> file.

>> My comments got deleted the next time I entered the wonderful menu
>> driven customization system.

>> Therefore, the warning
>>   ;; custom-set-faces was added by Custom -- don't edit or cut/paste it!
>>   ;; Your init file should contain only one such instance.
>> should be revised to
>>   ;; custom-set-faces was added by Custom -- don't edit or cut/paste it!
>>   ;; Your init file should contain only one such instance.
>>   ;; Place all comments outside this section or else they will
>>   ;; likely be deleted!

> What part of "don't edit" don't you understand?

Um, the part that (implicitly) says "don't tamper with this, because
you're probably too stupid to understand it, and we don't feel it's worth
wasting our valuable time trying to explain it to a cretin like you".

I have to side with Dan here.  My .emacs file is _MY_ .emacs file, and if
some overbearing fascist system won't let me edit my file, I want to know
why.  I think the "don't edit or cut/paste it!"  badly needs an "or else
..." tacked onto the end of it.

> Kevin Rodgers

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Alan Mackenzie (Munich, Germany)
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