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

From: John Yates
Subject: Re: Feature Request: Per-package custom save files?
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:45:17 -0400

On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 11:55 AM, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
> ...  Doing a sorted cleanup should be reasonably possible using
> M-x customize-saved RET

Yuck.  That is a horrible experience, in some ways better but also in
some ways worse than auditing one's custom file manually.

I agree with some of T. V. Raman's sentiments.  I like to use the
customize interface for the purpose of exploring the options offered
by a package.  Still long ago I discovered that the customize-file
provides no help for understanding one's configuration.  My approach
is to document all of my customizations in my .emacs file.  I still
use custom to load those customizations but I automatically compare
the contents of my two file to confirm that they are in sync.  You can
see this in my .emacs on github
(https://github.com/jsyjr/MyConfiguration/blob/master/.emacs, most
easily viewed with folding mode).  See in particular the sections near
the top of the file labeled:
  ;;{{{ Customization auditing framework
  ;;{{{ Load customizations
And the section near the bottom of the file labeled:
  ;;{{{ Audit customizations

T. V. Raman points out the phenomenon of having explicit
customizations recorded that merely duplicate defaults.  Currently my
scheme does not address this issue.


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