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Re: Customize Rogue

From: David Masterson
Subject: Re: Customize Rogue
Date: 12 Mar 2003 15:30:44 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

>>>>> Per Abrahamsen writes:

> Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> writes:

>> In that light, getting a message that says "Value changed outside
>> of customize buffer"

> You only get that message if you actually use the Customize form
> based interface.  If you use the Customize form based interface, the
> message is useful.  If you don't use it, the message is not useful,
> but you will not see it either.

One potential you might be missing is that other Emacs "packages"
could "dump" a "customization" for a user.  That is, during the
installation of a package, the package may create a (set of) custom
calls that fit the package to the environment of the user.  Later, if
the user chooses to (re-)customize his Emacs, would he be "confused"
by the message?  (too many quotes :-\ )

> Emacs should provide functions because they are useful, and not for
> any other reasons, including philosophical reasons.

If a function causes confusion in it's results, it will be avoided
regardless of its usefulness.

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

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