Re: It's Huntin' Season
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.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.)