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

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: [External] : Re: Default custom file was: Re: Propose to add setup-wizard.el to ELPA
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2022 17:19:49 +0000

> > 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.


And _why_ should the first-time-save (however
you might define it) be the criterion?

And what if there's a `custom-set-variables',
`customize-set-variable', `customize-set-value',
`custom-save-variables', customize-save-variable,
`customize-save-all', `custom-save-all',
`custom-save-faces', `customize-save-customized', 
or `customize-saved' in the init file?

What if such is not in the init file but in
some file that's loaded by the init file?

What if such files get loaded conditionally?
Are you going to analyze the code and then
search through all the possible source code
for occurrences?  What if some such code is

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