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Re: beginner questions


From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: beginner questions
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2013 20:07:13 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2 (gnu/linux)

Rustom Mody <address@hidden> writes:

> On Saturday, September 28, 2013 9:00:40 PM UTC+5:30, Pascal J. Bourguignon > 
>> M-x customize-variable RET blink-matching-paren RET
>> 
>> 
>> M-x customize-variable RET default-major-mode RET
>> 
>> 
>> You should also set auto-mode-alist
>>    (setq auto-mode-alist '(("." . fundamental-mode)))
>
> [To Pascal]
> Why do you part recommend customize and part setq??

I would have proposed customize, but auto-mode-alist is not
customizable.

> [Asking because I belong to the camp that dislikes customize but still
> sometimes is forced to use it]

customize-variable is advantageous for the self-documentation of the
thing, and to navigate in the groups of customizable variables.


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__Pascal Bourguignon__
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