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bug#35372: Describe all types of safe-local-variable-values


From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: bug#35372: Describe all types of safe-local-variable-values
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 21:58:52 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)

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積丹尼 Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:

> "safe-local-variable-values is a variable defined in ‘files.el’.
>
> List variable-value pairs that are considered safe.
> Each element is a cons cell (VAR . VAL)..."
>
> No,only a few are like that
>
> x((eval picture-movement-down)

That's an alternate way of writing (eval . (picture-movement-down))

> x (eval register-file-header-action "// @version[     ]* " 
> 'update-write-count)

(eval . (register-file-header-action "// @version[      ]* " 
'update-write-count))

>   (dired-omit-mode . t)
>   (picture-vertical-step . 1)
>   (picture-horizontal-step . 0)
>   (sh-indentation . 2)
>   (dired-actual-switches . "-ogta")
>   (dired-actual-switches . "-ogt")
>   (dired-actual-switches . "-og")
>   (truncate-lines . 1)
> y (make-backup-files))

(make-backup-files . nil)

> Others either don't have a "." (x), or don't have a ". VAL" (y).
>
> So the docstring should explain them too.

There's no sense in every alist docstring explaining dot notation.

See (elisp) Dotted Pair Notation.






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