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Re: Why is custom--inhibit-theme-enable not t by default?

From: Basil L. Contovounesios
Subject: Re: Why is custom--inhibit-theme-enable not t by default?
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:01:19 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden writes:

>>> Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2018 21:14:49 -0700
>>> From: address@hidden
>>> A simple require of a package shouldn't have side effects, especially
>>> not
>>> ones as drastic as changing the entire appearance of the program.
>> I think themes are special in this regard: loading a theme activates
>> it.
> Why did we do it that way? Is it too late to change it? Loading _anything_
> shouldn't activate it. I don't see a need to carve out a special case for
> themes.
> At the very least, we should make custom--inhibit-theme-enable a public
> variable so people can let-binding something that lets them load theme
> code normally without the expectation of serious side effects.

Would this new variable / user option be able to serve as the default
interactive value of load-theme's NO-ENABLE argument?


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