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Re: Feature Request: Per-package custom save files?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Feature Request: Per-package custom save files?
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 17:55:07 +0200
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"T. V. Raman" <address@hidden> writes:

> This means that I've let custom manage .customize-emacs -- that
> is nice; however looking at it now, I see that that file has
> become huge.  What's more  -- there are a lot of saved settings
> in there that are likely now obsolete/irrelevant -- also some
> settings that needed to be set explicitly in early versions of
> packages is now achieved by not doing anything since the defaults
> do the right thing. Finally,  custom ends up loading
> customizations for *every* package you've ever seen -- including
> ones that you use at present, ones that you autoload and ones
> that you dont have around any more.
> So feature request:
> Could we arrange for customize to save package specific settings
> in a package-specific customizations file?  The present one
> custom file that binds them all feels like the Windows Registry:-)

That would affect load time quite a bit.  Doing a sorted cleanup should
be reasonably possible using

M-x customize-saved RET

David Kastrup

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