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bug#44598: [PATCH] Do not show obsolete options in customize

From: Mauro Aranda
Subject: bug#44598: [PATCH] Do not show obsolete options in customize
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 19:41:18 -0300

Stefan Kangas <stefan@marxist.se> writes:

> Mauro Aranda <maurooaranda@gmail.com> writes:
>>> +*** Customize will no longer show obsolete user options.
>>> +
>> Only when customizing a group, it seems.  They still show up when using
>> customize-apropos (quite common), customize-saved (for an old setting,
>> it could be somewhat common), or when asking to customize them directly
>> (although that could be less common).  I don't know what others think,
>> but perhaps customize-saved should still show them: after all, it is a
>> current user saved setting.
> Thanks, I overlooked that.
> I think `customize-option' and `customize-saved' should still show
> them, indeed.
> Excluding the above, is `customize-apropos' otherwise an exhaustive list
> of the commands where they would still be visible?

There's customize-changed-options too.

> I never use `customize-apropos', so what do you think makes sense for
> that command?  Should it still show it?

To me, it makes sense that it follows what customize-group does, in this

>> Because of the above, perhaps it's too early to remove it?
> Perhaps, yes.  I could just mention in its docstring that it's obsolete
> instead, since I can't find any facilities to mark a defface obsolete.
> Or maybe someone will enlighten me and tell me how it's done...

But if one Custom buffer still shows obsolete options, wouldn't the face
still be in use?

>> And the same goes for this: if the option is still likely to pop up in
>> some other Custom buffer, then this is useful information we might want
>> to keep showing to the user.
> Good point.  I'll take a look at what happens with `customize-option' in
> particular, where we would want to mention that information.

Why not in the current place?

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