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Re: It's Huntin' Season

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:

> 	I would also like to state that start files are used as a
>  convenient vehicle to add site wide configuration to emacs packages,
>  and this is a feature that I would strongly oppose being taken away
>  from the end user.

When I install an emacsy package, I expect that the Right Thing will
go into site-start.d, and if I want to override what it does, I do so
in exactly the same way I do for those things that were part of GNU
Emacs itself: I set variable in my .emacs file.

Surely, anytime a site-start.d file is setting variables, it should do
so in such a way that the user can set them himself in .emacs and have
the Right Thing happen.

But the provision of the default, that is not necessarily a
configuration option.  (Just as, for example, those things compiled
into a program are not configurations.)


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