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Re: [External] : Re: Default custom file was: Re: Propose to add setup-w

From: Po Lu
Subject: Re: [External] : Re: Default custom file was: Re: Propose to add setup-wizard.el to ELPA
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2022 17:40:05 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> How about ignoring all of that, and asking the user where to save his
>> customizations when he tries to save them for the first time?

> How do you define "the first time", exactly?

> Users can use several different systems and/or user accounts.  Some of
> them start a session and keep it running for long times, others start
> very short sessions for specific jobs, then exit Emacs.  A user could
> start Emacs for the first time in his/her life, or he/she could be a
> veteran Emacs users with many customizations.  The definition of the
> "first time" should reasonably support all of these use patterns, and
> possibly others as well.

I think it can be reasonably assumed to be the "first time" if there is
no custom file already set, and no custom-set-variables form in the init

WDYT?  Thanks.

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