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Re: [Pkg-octave-devel] Re: Inappropriate user-level configuration in system files

On 19 October 2005 at 10:47, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
| Rafael Laboissiere <rafael@debian.org> wrote:
| > * Niels Möller gives a long reply, making his arguments clearer.

I read that one on the web, having dropped off the CC and must say that I
also agree with Niels' points :)

| The content of /etc/emacs/site-start.d/ files should be limited to the
| autoloads and defgroups that Emacs would ship with by default if the
| packaged files were included in Emacs in the first place, no more.  

Sounds fine too.

| Niels is completely right in my view (Sorry Dirk).  Nobody would be
| adding personal preferences to mode hooks in these files.  

I have no particular attachment to this. 50octave.el exists only because
another Nils kindly sent me a stanza which I included (and for which, as I
recall, I only needed to standardize the autoload line):

  * Includes two newer octave-{mod,inf} files and add an elisp startup
    file /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50octave.el (thanks to Nils Naumann)

 -- Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org>  Sat,  1 Nov 1997 17:13:31 -0500

This was long before any emacsen policies, so if it is time now to clean this
up, let's by all means do it,

Thanks,  Dirk

Statistics: The (futile) attempt to offer certainty about uncertainty.
         -- Roger Koenker, 'Dictionary of Received Ideas of Statistics'

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