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Re: define-derived-mode

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: define-derived-mode
Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 12:13:30 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     If I understood correctly, define-generic-mode only started
>     constructing automatic defcustoms recently, which was an
>     incompatible change.  In that case, it could easily be reversed,
>     which would make the two major mode defining functions
>     consistent in this respect.
>     For define-minor-mode, the situation is more complex.  It
>     already defined defcustoms in 21.3.  So here, removing them
>     would be an incompatible change.  It is possible that some users
>     already customized these hooks through Custom.
> Such a change is no big deal.  Let's turn off generation of these
> defcustoms.

It must be noted that variables that are already customized with the
customize interface will retain their customized values.  You just
can't recustomize them.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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