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

From: Colin Baxter 😺
Subject: Re: [External] : Re: Default custom file was: Re: Propose to add setup-wizard.el to ELPA
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2022 12:28:24 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.90 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> Robert Pluim <rpluim@gmail.com> writes:

>>>>> 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
    Po> there is no custom file already set, and no custom-set-variables
    Po> form in the init file.

    > And custom-set-faces. 

Me too +1. I neither use c-s-f nor c-s-v.

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

That will be never for me :-)

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