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Re: doc elisp intro cross reference fixes

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: doc elisp intro cross reference fixes
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 18:56:35 -0500
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On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 05:48:00PM -0600, Luc Teirlinck wrote:
> But there is an "inconsistency" regardless of the `*' or no `*' stuff.
> There are plenty of variables with :set functions for which M-x
> customize-variable is going to have an effect and M-x set-variable is
> not.  Having the desired effect or not having any effect whatsoever
> can hardly be described as a "very faint distinction".

This seems more like an argument for changing the way `set-variable' works
(to essentially use customize's method of setting).

I think having two sorts of `user variables' (`*' variables and `customize'
variables) is confusing and unnecessary.

Fast, small, soon; pick any 2.

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