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Re: Settings

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Settings
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2019 22:54:01 -0400

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  > It's possible, but I think that sounds...  very ambitious.  But I could
  > see the case for saying something general like "customising hook
  > variables should happen before loading .emacs, because that will make
  > add-hook work", but even that would be controversial.  (Customising a
  > hook sets the variable to a specific value; it doesn't add functions.)'

I think that single change would help some users.

A collection of customizations can be overconstrained so that no time
is a good time to install them all.  If we can move some variables
automatically to the right time for them, that may make it possible to
find a good point to load the rest of the customizations.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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