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Re: newbie's question about completion

In article <20011108143515.A14099@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
   Nadav Har'El <nyh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I don't understand why distributions do this... Zsh has a set of defaults
> and these are clearly explained in the manual; If a distribution overrides
> this default, it leaves the user clueless why the behavior described in
> the manual is not happening.

I entirely agree. Sometimes, this is worse, as things in /etc/zshrc
override the user's settings in his ~/.zshenv! For instance, in
SuSE 7.2, /etc/profile is sourced in /etc/zshrc, and this overrides
the path the user has set in his zshenv. Really annoying...

> And why do they think that their defaults make more sense than the defaults
> decided upon by the zsh developers?

Or perhaps zsh's default should be not to source the system files,
perhaps except /etc/zshenv?

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