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Re: Is that change a good idea?

From: Sascha Wilde
Subject: Re: Is that change a good idea?
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 09:24:42 +0100
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On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 05:16:41PM -0500, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> >     * help.el (describe-mode): Allow a :minor-mode-function property to
> >     specify a different minor mode toggle function than the variable.
> >     * simple.el (auto-fill-function):
> >     * subr.el (add-minor-mode): Use it.
> > I have my doubts that the resulting flexibility is really in the best
> > interest of the users...
> 100% agreement.
> It's only meant to clean up the code,

Wouldn't it be far more cleaner to convert old minor-modes which would
need this hack to proper minor-modes following standard semantics?

> not as a new feature.

I would guess: when its there, it will be used...

btw. I posted a patch, convertinge auto-fill-function to a standard
minor-mode (thus addressing the same problem) earlier this week, but
got no response -- was it _that_ bad?

Sascha Wilde : "Lies, was ich meine, nicht, was ich schreibe."
             : (Urs Traenkner in de.alt.admin)

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