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bug#5312: Why is ‘show-trailing-whitespace ’ considered unsafe?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#5312: Why is ‘show-trailing-whitespace ’ considered unsafe?
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 09:31:42 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)


[There was a bug in the Cc: list.]

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> I find it inconvenient since adding it to a per-file or per-directory
>> local variable list will (by default) ask users whether they want to
>> apply the dreaded setting.
> Arguably this var is more a personal user preference than a property of
> a file, so maybe the lack of a `safe-local-variable' property is
> actually a feature ;-0

Yeah, I see what you mean.  OTOH the same could be said of, say,
‘indent-tabs-mode’, which /is/ safe.  I don’t find
‘show-trailing-whitespace’ any different.


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