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Re: RFC: Flavors - naming significant sets of customizations

From: Peter Dyballa
Subject: Re: RFC: Flavors - naming significant sets of customizations
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:00:14 +0100

Am 25.11.2013 um 20:31 schrieb ian.tegebo:

> Has anyone already come up with a name for large customizations?  I've 
> noticed a number of efforts to significantly customize Emacs in a way that 
> other people can readily use.  The first term that came to mind was "flavor", 
> as it seems to largely be a matter of taste.

On second thoughts I think that "romper suit" could be a splendid choice.

There are voices that call GNU Emacs being old. (Ridiculous!)

All the time missing documentation is detected. (Comes from hiding private 
parts in public.)

Particularly in German "romper suit" (meaning a suit to struggle or kick about) 
has a hidden connotation: It seems to motivate younger ones to try to escape 
it… (There exists a similar and clean white suit for a particular sort of 
residents. And might be possible that some customisation escapes that "large 

It adds to the use of GNU Emacs specific terms. (Frame, window, buffer, mode 
line, point, …)



We have to expect it, otherwise we would be surprised.

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