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Re: oh, Local Variables are for emacs


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: oh, Local Variables are for emacs
Date: 04 Jul 2002 13:27:01 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

address@hidden (Dan Jacobson) writes:

> $ cat .crontab
> 12 6  * * 1-6 echo brush your teeth, etc.
> 
> # Local Variables:
> # compile-command: "crontab .crontab"
> # End:
> 
> Gentlemen, the average non-emacs user would be google-eyed when he saw
> the mysterious "Local Variables" at the bottom of another's crontab or
> whatever file.  Therefore, adding the word "Emacs"
> 
> # Emacs Local Variables:
> # compile-command: "crontab .crontab"
> # End:
> 
> should be allowed [maybe works already?] and promoted so 1. people
> know which of the 10000 programs on the machine this is
> for. 2. increasing brand name recognition a/k/a who's work of art
> ;-)

You can always write
# This is for the sake of Emacs.
# Local Variables:
...

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David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
Email: address@hidden



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