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Customizing recentf

From: Michael Mauger
Subject: Customizing recentf
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 15:53:14 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Loom/3.14 (http://gmane.org/)

I updated my w32 build two days ago to replace a late-June build (via a make 
bootstrap).  The first thing I noticed was that my recentf list of recently 
editted files was missing.  

I use Customize to enable and configure recentf.  I have the following in my 

 '(recentf-mode t)
 '(recentf-save-file "~/.emacs-recentf")

Debugging the issue, it appears that recentf was being enabled before the 
recentf-save-file variable was set.  So it was reading the (non-existent) 
~/.recentf (thus an empty list of recently used files), but when I left Emacs 
it was saving to the file I had customized.

If I changed the recentf-mode line to:

 '(recentf-mode t nil (recentf))

it works as desired.  However, if I customize anything, the line reverts back 
to the original.  Obviously, getting rid of the save-file customization would 
work too.

I dug a little deeper, and saw that activation of minor modes under customize 
should be delayed to address just this issue, but the process of trying to 
figure out what went wrong began to make my brain go "owwwie".  

Anyone else seeing this?  I can provide additional info if it would be helpful.

This is GNU Emacs (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600)
 of 2006-08-23 on ASSHOLE1

  (Yes, that is the name of my machine ;-) )

-- Michael Mauger

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