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Re: Starnge comment in Custom Theme code.

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Starnge comment in Custom Theme code.
Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2005 13:35:50 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden> writes:

> The "we" refers to a discussion several months ago on Emacs devel.  I
> believe to remember that Richard then decided that themes should not
> override a non-Custom set value.

I can't find where this is discussed, if you mean the thread at


> but if Richard changed his mind anyway, this is irrelevant.  It is
> logical to not override a non-Custom set value, because the user
> theme is never overridden.

You can also argue that loading a Custom Theme should overrides setq's
since Customize also overrides them.  Note that load-theme can be
called interactively; if a user does M-x load-theme, I don't think he
would expect this to fail to set some variables just because he had
something in his .emacs.

But I have no strong feelings on this, so I'll let Richard make the

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