Commit a67091f2 authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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(Init Syntax): Explain about vars that do special

things when set with setq or with Custom.
(Init Examples): Add line-number-mode example.
parent 7f2081e3
......@@ -1984,9 +1984,20 @@ arguments, all surrounded by parentheses. For example, @code{(setq
fill-column 60)} calls the function @code{setq} to set the variable
@code{fill-column} (@pxref{Filling}) to 60.
The second argument to @code{setq} is an expression for the new value of
the variable. This can be a constant, a variable, or a function call
expression. In @file{.emacs}, constants are used most of the time. They can be:
You can set any Lisp variable with @code{setq}, but with certain
variables @code{setq} won't do what you probably want in the
@file{.emacs} file. Some variables automatically become buffer-local
when set with @code{setq}; what you want in @file{.emacs} is to set
the default value, using @code{setq-default}. Some customizable minor
mode variables do special things to enable the mode when you set them
with Customize, but ordinary @code{setq} won't do that; to enable the
mode in your @file{.emacs} file, call the minor mode command. The
following section has examples of both of these methods.
The second argument to @code{setq} is an expression for the new
value of the variable. This can be a constant, a variable, or a
function call expression. In @file{.emacs}, constants are used most
of the time. They can be:
@table @asis
@item Numbers:
......@@ -2106,6 +2117,14 @@ which supports most of the languages of Western Europe.
(set-language-environment "Latin-1")
@end example
@need 1500
@item
Turn off Line Number mode, a global minor mode.
@example
(line-number-mode 0)
@end example
@need 1500
@item
Turn on Auto Fill mode automatically in Text mode and related modes.
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