Auctex pkg: summary and state of art
angeli at iwi.uni-sb.de
Wed Sep 8 08:49:53 EDT 2004
* Uwe Brauer (2004-09-08) writes:
>>>>>> "Ralf" == Ralf Angeli <angeli at iwi.uni-sb.de> writes:
> Ralf> I'd just provide a sane default and drop a note in the
> Ralf> installation or configuration instructions (and maybe even
> Ralf> in the package description) for variables which should be
> Ralf> checked by XEmacs users. This means to step back into the
> Ralf> AUCTeX 11.14 era with respect to the affected variables but
> Ralf> at least it would not be so annoying. We might use such an
> Ralf> approach for _really_ important variables, though.
> Problem is that users _usually_ do not read this information. If users
> were about to install some package it can be expected that they read
> the installation file or something of this kind. However I doubt that
> the same is true for a Xemacs pkg.
Sure, but we have all sorts of variables like this
(e.g. `TeX-command-list' and `TeX-output-view-style') where we don't
ask explicitely for customization. For these variables we strive to
detect proper defaults automatically during configuration.
If we fail to get those defaults, the user usually recognizes that
there is something wrong as soon as the respective functionality is
used. I think it is better to keep it this way, than to bother the
user with customization if she hasn't asked for it.
I don't know how far Lars has come with the customization assistants
for Gnus. But an assistant might be a possibility to do manual
customization upon request.
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