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'risky-local-variable-p' bug in regard of the 'safe-local-variable' prop

From: drkm
Subject: 'risky-local-variable-p' bug in regard of the 'safe-local-variable' property?
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 01:07:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (windows-nt)


  Imagine I have some variable, for which 'risky-local-variable-p'
returns 't'.  But I want to change this, and say this variable is
safe when I want to set it t 'nil'.  So I use something like:

    (put '...-function 'safe-local-variable 'null)

  But 'risky-local-variable-p' ends with:

    (or (null val)
        (not (funcall safep val)))))))

so it's not possible to say a variable is safe if I try to set it
to 'nil'.  Why?  I don't understand this.  And while it's correct
in regard of the 'risky-local-variable-p' docstring:

      "Non-nil if SYM could be dangerous as a file-local variable
    with value VAL.  If VAL is nil or omitted, the question is
    whether any value might be dangerous."

it's not correct in regard of the manual (info: (elisp)File Local

    These rules can be overridden by giving the variable's name a
    non-`nil' `safe-local-variable' property.  If one gives it a
    `safe-local-variable' property of `t', then one can give the
    variable any file local value.  One can also give any symbol,
    including the above, a `safe-local-variable' property that is
    a function taking exactly one argument.  In that case, giving
    a variable with that name a file local value is only allowed
    if the function returns non-`nil' when called with that value
    as argument.

  So what's the correct meaning of:

    (put '...-function 'safe-local-variable 'null)

in this context?  And why the "(or (null val) ..."?


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