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Re: Risky local variable mechanism

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Risky local variable mechanism
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 10:54:12 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Richard M. Stallman" <address@hidden> writes:

>     If you want to be really restrictive, you can introduce a list of
>     `safe-local-variables', and prompt for anything outside that list (the
>     prompt could have an additional choice, [(a) always allow this
>     variable], a variable to the list).
> Perhaps that is the best solution.  However, if only 2% of all file
> local variable settings are outside that list, it will still cause
> annoyance to a lot of people.
> So let's first see if some more general method based on custom types
> can be made to work.  If that can't be made to work, we can fall back
> on this approach.

I agree with others that this is not something that makes sense to try
to push into Emacs 22.1.  I'd even be hesitant to have it move into
23.1: I think that 23.1 should basically concentrate on pushing out
multi-tty and unicode-2 branches, as well as an update of frozen
externally maintained packages (like tramp).

Once we have that off our chest, there is a better time to work on
what clearly is a new feature requiring lots of testing and

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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