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Re: Customize Rogue

From: Per Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Customize Rogue
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 12:26:01 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090007 (Oort Gnus v0.07) Emacs/21.1 (sparc-sun-solaris2.8)

David Masterson <address@hidden> writes:

> 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 :-\ )

If the package uses 'customize-save-variable' to "dump" the values,
everything will work fine.  The variables will be marked "Set and
saved" inside customize, and if the user changes them from customize
it will just work.

If the package on the other hans dump the new values by writing setq's
in .emacs, it will not be possible for the user to change them later
from customize.  In that case the warning is needed, and he will get

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