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Re: Eliminating "changed in Emacs outside of Customize"

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Eliminating "changed in Emacs outside of Customize"
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2005 22:35:37 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

"Lennart Borgman" <address@hidden> writes:

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "David Kastrup" <address@hidden>
>> Wrong.  Customize does not touch variables that have been set
>> outside of it.  Whether the set-default is executed before or after
>> customize initializes its variables does not matter.  The only
>> difference is that if it is customized before, custom-set-variables
>> will call the :set function (after the fact), something which does
>> not happen otherwise.
> Can you please give an example of this? I just tried to test with
> (setq debug-on-error t) and then M-x customize-option,
> debug-on-error. The customize GUI worked and I could change and save
> debug-on-error.
> There seem to be something I do not understand. Maybe you are
> referring to what custom-set-variables does when custom-file is
> loaded?

It appears that I am babbling and confusing this with something else.

Probably with custom-declare-variable calling the setter function if
the value of the variable has been set before custom-declare-variable
is executed.

Sorry for the confusion.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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