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Re: How to apply a minor mode to all buffers

From: Robert Thorpe
Subject: Re: How to apply a minor mode to all buffers
Date: 22 Jan 2007 03:48:30 -0800
User-agent: G2/1.0

Lennart Borgman (gmail) wrote:
> Robert Thorpe wrote:
> > I think it would be useful is Emacs had some more general hooks than
> > the ones it has a present, for example:-
> > progmodes-hook - A hook ran whenever a programming language mode starts
> > plain-text-modes-hook - A hook ran by text-mode,
> > paragraph-indent-text-mode etc
> > formatted-text-modes-hook - A hook ran by tex-mode, nroff-mode,
> > sgml-mode etc
> >
> > This would provide the functionality with less code than hooking many
> > modes. It would avoid the problem of weird minor modes affecting
> > temporary buffers and things like M-x snake.
> >
> > I might write that sometime, but I can't right now.
> Did you look at `after-change-major-mode-hook'?

The after-change-mode-hook is still quite tedious.
Let's say you want to enable hide-show mode in every mode in which it's
useful.  Generally it's only useful in programming language modes and a
few text modes, currently the only way to accurately do this is to
enable it individually in many hooks.

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