GNU bug report logs - #17530
24.4.50; `package-load-list': incorrect defcustom type

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Package: emacs; Reported by: Drew Adams <drew.adams@HIDDEN>; dated Mon, 19 May 2014 16:28:01 UTC; Maintainer for emacs is bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN.

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And why is the default value `all'?

If someone does not customize this or does `package-initialize' in
their init file before loading `custom-file' then they might be in
for an unwelcome surprise, depending on what packages they have
locally.

The default value would be better as nil, IMHO.




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bug#17530; Package emacs. Full text available.

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The defcustom type is (repeat symbol), but the doc string says that it
should be a repetition of entries like this:

1. The symbol `all' (only).
2. List (NAME VERSION), where NAME is a symbol and VERSION is one of
   these: t, a string, or nil.

So it is currently effectively impossible to customize this option.



In GNU Emacs 24.4.50.1 (i686-pc-mingw32)
 of 2014-04-29 on ODIEONE
Bzr revision: 117031 monnier@HIDDEN=
08
Windowing system distributor `Microsoft Corp.', version 6.1.7601
Configured using:
 `configure --prefix=3D/c/Devel/emacs/snapshot/trunk
 --enable-checking=3Dyes,glyphs 'CFLAGS=3D-O0 -g3'
 LDFLAGS=3D-Lc:/Devel/emacs/lib 'CPPFLAGS=3D-DGC_MCHECK=3D1
 -Ic:/Devel/emacs/include''




Acknowledgement sent to Drew Adams <drew.adams@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN:
bug#17530; Package emacs. Full text available.
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