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Re: Should debian-emacs-flavor symbol be allowed at large?



>>>>> "PSG" == Peter S Galbraith <p.galbraith@globetrotter.net> writes:

PSG> James LewisMoss wrote:
>> >>>>> On Mon, 15 Oct 2001 14:30:09 -0400, Peter S Galbraith <GalbraithP@dfo-m
po.gc.ca> said:
>> 
Peter> I just noticed the use of the debian-emacs-flavor symbol in
Peter> auctex's /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/tex-site.el file.

Peter> I'm wondering if debian-emacs-policy should forbid the use of
Peter> debian-emacs-flavor outside of the /etc/emacs* directories, or
Peter> rather inside of directories usually visible by unpackaged
Peter> Emacsen (i.e setup whatever variable you want using
Peter> debian-emacs-flavor in /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50somefile.el,
Peter> and use that variable later).
>> 
>> I believe it should forbid its usage outside the /etc/(x)emacs*
>> files. 

On the contrary, I think we should not restrict its use.

Rationale: Emacs it's a big beast; user who install their own, not
prepackaged, version should be expected to know how to cope with
integration with the rest of the Debian system.

OTOH, if people will ask for it, as the auctex maintainer, I may add a
couple of lines to tex-site.el checking for debian-emacs-flavor
existence and recovering with some default if it isn't.  Please, file a
wishlist bug against auctex if this is the case.

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