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Re: Emacs local variables

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: Emacs local variables
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:58:46 +0100

On 29 April 2011 21:48, Bruno Haible <address@hidden> wrote:
> But first, did you try / are you using the code from gnulib/README?
>      ;; In gnulib, indent with spaces everywhere (not TABs).
>      ;; Exceptions: Makefile and ChangeLog modes.
>      (add-hook 'find-file-hook '(lambda ()
>        (if (and buffer-file-name
>                 (string-match "/gnulib\\>" (buffer-file-name))
>                 (not (string-equal mode-name "Change Log"))
>                 (not (string-equal mode-name "Makefile")))
>            (setq indent-tabs-mode nil))))

I don't like the look of this because it adds something to a hook
unnecessarily, when having a .dir-locals.el file would be simpler and

> Does this code help?

No, because I have indent-tabs-mode customized to nil by default
anyway (I don't use tabs in my own files, by default).

And now I cannot get whitespace-mode to work with ChangeLogs, because
while the body of ChangeLog entries require leading tabs, the second
and subsequent lines of author headers require leading spaces. So I
guess I have to turn off whitespace-mode for ChangeLogs.

> Also, gnulib-tool does not (and probably should not) copy files that
> affect an entire directory.

I don't understand: the code above affects any directory tree matching the name.

> You can place files to be ignored also in .git/info/exclude. .gitignore
> is to list files that everyone has or is likely to have.

Thanks for that hint.


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