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Re: Close .emacs file after customization?

From: Per Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Close .emacs file after customization?
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 08:48:24 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090007 (Oort Gnus v0.07) Emacs/21.1 (sparc-sun-solaris2.8)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     You will get a warning if customize *does not* kill the .emacs buffer
>     after saving customization, which is currently the case, but that is
>     precisely what the original poster wanted to change.
> If Emacs already has a buffer visiting .emacs, and that file has
> changed on disk, visiting it again will ask whether to reread the
> file.  The only advantage of killing the buffer is that you won't have
> to answer that question.  Is that a major advantage?

Is it an advantage at all?  

Emacs will warn in a situation where there is a very real danger that
it will overwrite some customization saved from another Emacs
instance, i.e. the user will lose some work.  

I'd expect we want a warning in that case.

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