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Re: Customisation system: :type is not checked


From: H. Dieter Wilhelm
Subject: Re: Customisation system: :type is not checked
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 18:28:54 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Hello Noam

Noam Postavsky <address@hidden> writes:

> On Fri, 20 Mar 2020 at 17:44, H. Dieter Wilhelm
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>> (defcustom apdl-ansys-launcher nil
>
>>   :type '(file :must-match t)
>
>> MUST be a file and should even match an existing file.  But this
>> statement is not checked from the widget!  I can set the value to any
>> string.  What am I doing wrong or is my disappointment justified?
>
> It's been reported as a bug. Someone reported there that the file
> existence is only checked from M-x customize-set-value

Great, thank you very much! (didn't know about customize-set-value which
is working quite nicely :-)

> https://debbugs.gnu.org/25678

Thank you Drew for updating your bug report

      Dieter
-- 
Best wishes
H. Dieter Wilhelm
Zwingenberg, Germany



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