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Re: package.el

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: package.el
Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 00:57:53 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

David Reitter <address@hidden> writes:

> On 21 May 2007, at 18:40, Tom Tromey wrote:
>> David> *scratch* is not guaranteed to be in emacs-lisp-mode. So C-j
>> might
>> David> not work. M-x eval-region would!
>> I wasn't aware of this.  Is this a common situation?  Those
>> instructions are intended for people who know very little about Emacs;
>> are they likely to have changed the mode for *scratch*?
> default-major-mode's default value is text-mode in Aquamacs.
> *scratch* is in text-mode by default.

I doubt it should be the job of package.el's instructions to
anticipate such ideosyncratic setting choices.  Since you would
presumably package package.el into Aquamacs, anyway, in order to cater
for your prospective not-so-experienced user audience, this would
appear to be a non-issue.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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