[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Customize Rogue

From: Luc Teirlinck
Subject: Re: Customize Rogue
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 18:13:59 -0600 (CST)

Per Abrahamsen wrote:
   All of these cases are handled by Luc's set-activate.

   However, they are still bugs because we have decided they are bugs.
   Providing 'set-activate' is a convenient workaround for the bugs,
   which may mean the bugs will take longer to get fixed.

I believe the latter is the reason why Richard (and others) are not
terribly enthusiastic about set-activate, even in renamed form.
(Assuming I understood correctly.)

   I personally believe the advantages of 'set-activate' outweigh the
   disadvantages though.

Maybe these advantages can be achieved in other ways.  I made a
proposal to suggest that the function used by :set should normally not
only be named, but actually use the same symbol as the variable.  In
other words, normally the :set function would be either set-default,
funcall or a slight variation on funcall for variables of boolean
type, which would behave exactly like minor modes.  After sending that
message, I saw that you were not on the CC list, but I assume that you
read emacs-devel.



reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]