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Re: turning on minor modes from hooks

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: turning on minor modes from hooks
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2009 12:19:27 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> A call with no arguments, as in (auto-save-mode), naturally ought to
>> toggle the mode or turn it on.

>     Care to explain why?

> When you call a major mode function, it selects that mode.
> So when users call a minor mode function, they will expect it
> to select that mode too.

So you argue for "turn it on" rather than "toggle".  I fully agree.


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