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Re: `set-variable' should use :set

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: `set-variable' should use :set
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 00:42:25 +0200

On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 15:40, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:

> The first of those URLs claims that as a verb it is (only) transitive ("You
> obsoleted the bike"). The second of those claims that as a verb it is (only)
> intransitive ("You obsoleted, but the bike obsoleted first").

First one is more modern.

> And as I said (quite earnestly), you _can_ verb any noun.  There is no 
> Academie
> Anglaise[*]; we take a different view of language (and dictionaries).

I know.

> Most important is clarity, and I find "However, this feature is largely
> obsoleted by `defcustom'" quite clear as far as it goes (it doesn't say why or
> how).

I find it quite clear too.


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