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Re: emacs/lisp ChangeLog

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: emacs/lisp ChangeLog
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 14:23:24 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Leo <address@hidden> writes:

> BTW, I am curious about the leading *, what does it do? Why so many old
> packages are using it?

It was used to mark a variable as a user option.  This is obsolete;
nowadays people should just use defcustom.

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