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Local Variables: Eval:(defun man-mode () (Man-mode)) Mode:Man End:

From: Edward J. Huff
Subject: Local Variables: Eval:(defun man-mode () (Man-mode)) Mode:Man End:
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 15:09:34 -0400

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In GNU Emacs 21.2.1 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2003-02-20 on porky.devel.redhat.com
configured using `configure  --host=i386-redhat-linux --build=i386-redhat-linux 
--target=i386-redhat-linux-gnu --program-prefix= --prefix=/usr 
--exec-prefix=/usr --bindir=/usr/bin --sbindir=/usr/sbin --sysconfdir=/etc 
--datadir=/usr/share --includedir=/usr/include --libdir=/usr/lib 
--libexecdir=/usr/libexec --localstatedir=/var --sharedstatedir=/usr/com 
--mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --with-gcc --with-pop 
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: en_US.iso885915
  locale-coding-system: iso-latin-9
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

I make a single buffer containing all of the Perl man pages
by running 

echo $(whatis 'perl.* ' | gawk '{print $1}' | sort -u) 

in a shell and pasting the output into the minibuffer after M-x man.
It takes a while to run, so I saved the buffer.  I wondered if I could
make the buffer automatically start out in Man mode.  It turns out
that the man-mode function is spelled Man-mode.  So I put this at
the end of the buffer:

Local Variables:
eval:(defun man-mode () "run case-sensitive function name (Man-mode)" 

Then I ran M-x normal-mode.

But I get an error.  I set enter debugger on function entry for
hack-local-variables-prop-line, and eventually discovered that
the problem occurred when on return from (man-mode), the
point was not at the next variable, but was rather where
(Man-mode) left it.

If I make the second and third lines of the file be

eval:(print "Hello World!")

then there is no error and "Hello World!" appears in the message
buffer at the bottom of the frame (with no additional warning about
running eval).

-- Ed Huff

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