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Re: Document option tool-bar-mode

From: Bill Wohler
Subject: Re: Document option tool-bar-mode
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 19:41:31 -0800

Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden> wrote:

> Bill Wohler wrote:
>    > `customizing' is ambiguous.  It does not consistently refer to the
>    > Customize interface, but is often used in a more general sense.
>    Perhaps we should not do that. "Customizing the option foo" is much
>    cleaner than "saving the variable foo through the Customize interface."
> You can customize various things in your .emacs, including keybindings.
Yeah, there's not really a better term for that other than customize.

OK, so let's allow customize as the general term (customizing through
.emacs or through the Customize interface). We can then define
"customize the option foo" to mean "use the Customize interface to set
and save option foo." Similarly for "customize the face foo." An
advanced user will be happy to interpret these phrases as he wishes.
Furthermore, we define "customizable" to refer to an option or face that
can be modified through the Customize interface.

We just need to make sure there aren't phrases like "customize the
option foo" when "foo" doesn't have a Customize interface.

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