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Re: About how misspelled word are displayed

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: About how misspelled word are displayed
Date: Fri, 12 May 2017 23:07:43 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams wrote:

> Yes, it can be difficult to find out which
> things to customize. That's unrelated to the
> question of whether to use Customize or Lisp
> to set them.

One of many reasons it is preferable to write
code rather than to use Customize is that using
Customize you get tangled into a jungle of
unrelated things and that way it is difficult
to find out which things to customize.

> IOW, we now have not only Customize writing
> to your `custom-file' or init file; we have
> also the package system doing that.

At least some of us do.

> But if you mean the former (decided by you
> but not necessarily coded by you) then the
> previous discussion applies: Why not use
> Customize to do that?

1. counter-educative
2. unpleasant (hitting buttons instead of typing)
3. imprecise 
4. inflexible
5. ungeneralizable and ineffective (learing a UI instead of learning to edit 
6. dependent (relying on a tool instead of your own skills)
7. the lamer's choise

> Whatever face appearances you decide on,
> Customize will save them to your `custom-file',
> leaving your init file alone.

If it is bad enough for my init file, I don't
want it anywhere else either.

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