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Re: default-fill-column is gone

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: default-fill-column is gone
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:14:00 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Uwe Brauer <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi
> I just upgraded to GNU emacs 27.
> Now I admit that I package which is a bit hm old, feedmail.
> Now feedmail uses default-fill-column which in 27 does not exist any
> more. I found this entry in ChangeLog.3
> 2016-11-07  Mark Oteiza  <address@hidden>  Remove obsolete
> default-FOO variables  * etc/NEWS: Indicate the removed variables. *
> lisp/emacs-lisp/edebug.el (edebug-outside-mark): Fix comment.  *
> lisp/subr.el (default-mode-line-format, * default-header-line-format):
> (default-fill-column, default-cursor-type):
> (default-enable-multibyte-characters): Remove obsolete declarations. 
> So there is no hint how to deal with this situation. Why couldn't
> variables be kept or at least some solution to be offered to guarantee
> backwards compatibility. For example which variables substitute
> default-fill-column, I presume it is fill-column. Since I use
> different emacs version but the same init file, for the moment I will
> add

Those variables were marked obsolete in 23.2, which is 8 years ago.

Also, I guess this means you're not using the feedmail that ships with
Emacs, which uses fill-column instead of default-fill-column.


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