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Re: How can i enable webmode?

From: H. Dieter Wilhelm
Subject: Re: How can i enable webmode?
Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 14:47:41 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

<> writes:

> On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 01:55:22PM +0200, H. Dieter Wilhelm wrote:
> [...]
>> Why would I download a package if I do not want to activate an
>> advertised feature?  So this uncommon way can save unnecessary hassle, I
>> hope.
> Sometimes (actually, webmode is a nice example) you as a user
> want to decide on a case-by-case basis which is the one you
> want to activate on a HTML file. Perhaps via a file variable?
> Perhaps manually? The installer just doesn't know.
> Perhaps you don't want Emacs to decide at all based on the
> file name, but on contents (I, for one, have this tendency).
> Then you'd be miffed that Emacs, all of a sudden, uses some
> mode on files named *.html.
> Mode decisions are far too "interesting" for a simple installer
> to take decisions for you :)

You are right, there must be customisation variables and the more
features the more options. :-)

Best wishes
H. Dieter Wilhelm
Zwingenberg, Germany

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