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Re: Customize Rogue

From: David Masterson
Subject: Re: Customize Rogue
Date: 13 Mar 2003 16:25:54 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

>>>>> Per Abrahamsen writes:

> David Masterson <address@hidden> writes:

>> John Wiegley has a tool called initsplit.el on his web-site for
>> breaking customizations into multiple files. 

>> However, you've got a good point that I can't think how customize
>> would be able to find and set the customizations once they've been
>> "split" into multiple locations -- regardless whether the split was
>> done in customize fashion (a la initsplit.el) or via setq like
>> things (a la set-activate).

> Uh, does initsplit.el use multiple custom-set-variables?  That is
> guarenteed to cause problems whenever the user tries to modify the
> variables.  If so, it *really* should use setq (or a set-activate
> woralike) instead.

Yes, it does appear that initsplit.el uses multiple, package specific,
custom-files which (I suspect) the package is expected to load as
needed.  For instance, he splits his Gnus customizations out into his

BTW, initsplit.el plus a couple of examples of its use are at:


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

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