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Re: What's the purpose of things like `default-truncate-lines'?

From: Stuart D. Herring
Subject: Re: What's the purpose of things like `default-truncate-lines'?
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 12:01:18 -0700 (PDT)
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>>     If it is the same as (default-value 'truncate-lines), why do we have
>> a
>>     separately named variable?
>> History.
> Is it then appropriate to remove the reference to
> default-truncate-lines from the Elisp manual, as
> default-truncate-lines does not appear to have usefulness of its own?

More than that; unless I'm mistaken, it doesn't actually attach to the
default value of `truncate-lines'.  Does it actually do anything
interesting at all?


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