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bug#10254: 24.0.92; Local variable bibtex-dialect has no effect

From: Uwe Siart
Subject: bug#10254: 24.0.92; Local variable bibtex-dialect has no effect
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 06:44:43 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.92 (windows-nt)

"Roland Winkler" <address@hidden> writes:

> Yet after having thought about this a bit more I tend to agree with
> the OP that the need for a buffer-local binding of bibtex-dialect
> may occur more often. I expect that users want to set the default
> value of this variable in their init file. Yet when they want to set
> this variable interactively (via the menu bar or the command
> bibtex-set-dialect) I expect this to occur more often in a context
> similar to the one that made the OP look into a file local binding:
> one has got one BibTeX file that does not match the default binding
> of bibtex-dialect so that one needs to change the buffer local value
> of this variable.
> On the other hand I cannot think of many scenarios where one might
> want to change this variable interactively for all BibTeX buffers
> one is working with.
> Am I missing something?

This is as I understand it. The BibTeX dialect belongs to a certain file
just like the encoding. Hence it sounds like a good idea to me if it
could be set automatically via local variables.

Today we have the option to use either bibstyles or biblatex, depending
on the requirements of the document. IMO only few users will have a
"bibstyle-only" or a "biblatex-only" environment.


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