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Re: default.el and site-start.el

From: David Masterson
Subject: Re: default.el and site-start.el
Date: 28 Jun 2003 18:46:53 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

>>>>> Stefan Monnier writes:

> I don't actually use default.el because it can create surprise when
> the user sets something in his .emacs and it gets overridden by
> default.el.

Users should tend toward 'setq' in their .emacs while admins should
tend toward 'defvar' (or 'defcustom') in default.el. (CMIMW) defvar
doesn't override the value set by setq.

David Masterson                David DOT Masterson AT synopsys DOT com
Sr. R&D Engineer               Synopsys, Inc.
Software Engineering           Sunnyvale, CA

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