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Re: Eliminating "changed in Emacs outside of Customize"

From: Robert J. Chassell
Subject: Re: Eliminating "changed in Emacs outside of Customize"
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 21:10:28 +0000 (UTC)

        The "Changed outside customize" has been a great help for me ...

    We could provide an option ...

As far as I can see, the only reasonable way to avoid a message of
that sort is to make sure that customize reports the *actual* value.

And then, it would be useful for customize to tell a user whether the
actual value was set by custom-set-faces or custom-set-variables or by
some other function.

Please remember:  we do not want to discourage people, especially
non-hackers, from learning Emacs Lisp.  We want people to write code,
even simple code, in their .emacs file.  Otherwise, Emacs becomes

The interface that uses the custom-set-* functions should always be a
stepping stone.  We should expect novices to edit expressions that
appear automatically generated in their .emacs file.

    Robert J. Chassell                         
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