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Re: Eliminating "changed in Emacs outside of Customize"

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Eliminating "changed in Emacs outside of Customize"
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 15:34:56 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>> I think it'd be useful to add a warning/prompt when saving, along the
>> lines of "set outside customize: saving may not work".  With such
>> a warning, we could drop the "changed outside customize" state (well:
>> keep it internally, of course, but not show it to the user) and still
>> know that users won't be surprised when things don't work.

> Would not this mean that you would get less overview and that you would
> often not get any warning until you tried to save or set that particular
> option?

Yes, but it's still better than to drop the whole thing altogether.


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