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bug#35224: [PATCH] include indentation size in .dir-locals

From: Basil L. Contovounesios
Subject: bug#35224: [PATCH] include indentation size in .dir-locals
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:58:37 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Konstantin Kharlamov <address@hidden> writes:

> On Чт, Apr 11, 2019 at 11:26, Basil L. Contovounesios <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Globally setting c-basic-offset overrides the cc-mode style inheritance
>> system.  There are various ways to customise this variable in a more
>> granular way, such as defining a custom style which inherits from a
>> built-in style, or setting c-basic-offset locally in a mode hook.
>> For details, see (info "(ccmode) Config Basics").
> Oh, okay, so this works as expected. But since googling "change indentation
> size" always gives using specifically c-basic-offset (e.g.
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14939608/how-to-change-emacs-struct-indents-from-4-to-2-spaces),
> I guess it's safe to assume most of Emacs users has it changed. So it's useful
> to add this to dir-locals anyway.

IMO, that's a bug in the configuration of those users because they're
overriding how cc-mode works, and the cc-mode manual describes in detail
the various ways to customise indentation.  So I don't see a need to
change the Emacs dir-locals-file to accommodate this use-case.

But that's just one opinion, and I'm not familiar with prevailing policy
on what to add to the Emacs dir-locals-file.


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