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Re: Using things from 'custom.el'

From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: Using things from 'custom.el'
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:15:24 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Sharon Kimble <> writes:

> I have this line in my 'custom.el' - '(gnus-fetch-old-headers 300) but
> how do I call it from within gnus please.

For variables, in 99% of the cases, setq-default is the right thing to
use - in your case, for example, just

    (setq-default gnus-fetch-old-headers 300)

In very rare cases, custom uses a specialized setter function and using
just setq-default won't work.

BTW, `setq-default' is like `setq', but always sets the default
(i.e. the global) binding of a variable even when it is buffer local.


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