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Re: [PATCH] allow function values for `enable-local-eval'

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [PATCH] allow function values for `enable-local-eval'
Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2002 14:46:49 -0400

> "Stefan Monnier" <monnier+gnu/address@hidden> writes:
> > >     I'm sure crackers will be happy about it.
> > >     The argument passed to `c-add-style' allows you to buffer-locally
> > >     set any variable to any value whatsoever.  Hardly "safe" in my book.
> > > 
> > > I didn't realize that.  It will be necessary then to check
> > > the arguments to c-add-style.  Still, it is better to install
> > > this checking by default than to make users install it as
> > > a customization.
> > 
> > Huh?  I personally don't see the point of using `c-add-style' in
> > the local variables section.  My understanding is that one guy did that
> > and mentioned it here, but I have seen no evidence that anybody
> > else does.
> > It seems simpler to just set the corresponding variables one by one
> > in the local variables section.
> This requires that you are allowed to change the files!!!

My point is just that since it's simpler (and doesn't require confirmation)
to set the variables one by one it's unlikely that this `c-add-tyle'
is often used in local variables sections.

So I see no reason to provide special support for it.
(contrary to the case of `put', for example).


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