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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Defaulting `TeX-parse-self' to t

From: Colin Baxter
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Defaulting `TeX-parse-self' to t
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2017 16:34:51 +0000
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On Sun, Feb 05 2017, Uwe Brauer wrote:

>>>> "Arash" == Arash Esbati <address@hidden> writes:
>    > Hi all,
>    > is there a particular reason why AUCTeX sets `TeX-parse-self' to nil?
>    > Does this reason still apply or can we default it to t?
>    > I have the impression that this decision is leading to a new standard
>    > answer which is "customize latex-verbatim-environments or
>    > latex-verbatim-environments-local" when somebody asks for "How do I add
>    > my defined verbatim env to AUCTeX?"  We have many style files and they
>    > are in a good shape; I think we should move users in a direction that
>    > they actually use them and get all the benefits.
> I am all for it. This variable should be t (per default)
> Uwe

You may be. For every 100 users who want Y you'll be able to find
another 100 who do not. The whole point of a default is that it's just
that - default. Leave defaults alone but make sure all options to
the default are well documented, which they are in this case.

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