On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 12:14 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull
Sirano Dhe-Paganon writes:
> Hi Jeff; thanks, but way over my head. I'm using Xemacs-21.4 on Windows-7.
> I was hoping something like this in my custom.el file
I hope you mean init.el. Editing custom.el is one of those "Kids,
these are professional stunt men; don't try this at home!" stunts. Of
course, from your point of view, editing those two files has the same
Does this include removing individual customize settings by simply
deleting them from the file? I sometimes do that...
However, for XEmacs, they are very different. XEmacs never tries to
edit init.el, so it doesn't matter what you put in there, as long as
it is valid Lisp code. It *does* edit custom.el, and like most
software, it is easily confused by the unexpected, even if it is valid
Why is it called "custom.el" if you're not supposed to customize it?
Because the GUI CUSTOMize system uses it.
Maybe it should be created with a comment to that effect at the top?
Of course, that would only help people who are just starting out with
a new ~/.xemacs, but even so...
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