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Re: `define-globalized-minor-mode': why the need for a separate TURN-ON

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: `define-globalized-minor-mode': why the need for a separate TURN-ON function?
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 23:56:01 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.94 (gnu/linux)

> I've only looked briefly at this, and am no doubt not noticing
> something.  Anyway, why for `define-globalized-minor-mode' must one
> define a separate TURN-ON function to turn the mode on, but using the
> (local) minor-mode function suffices to turn it off?

As the docstring says: "try to turn MODE on if applicable for that
buffer".  That's different to MODE itself which should turn it in if at
all possible.


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