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

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: [External] : Re: Default custom file was: Re: Propose to add setup-wizard.el to ELPA
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2022 10:45:38 +0100

>>>>> On Thu, 06 Jan 2022 17:40:05 +0800, Po Lu <luangruo@yahoo.com> said:

    Po> 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.

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

And custom-set-faces. If we do it that way, I (and other old grouches
like me) can ignore this issue until I decide to do something about


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