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Re: Risky local variable mechanism

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Risky local variable mechanism
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 16:41:27 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> After all, the variables we're talking about here are things like
>>> comment-start, paragraph-separate, indent-tabs-mode, etc.  Will Emacs
>>> 23 (to be released in 3006 ;-) have something like this?
>> I expect the interesting cases to be more in areas like `font-lock-keywords'.
> In my proposal, font-lock-keywords is considered risky, so the user is
> never asked whether or not to add it to the whitelist.

Sure it safe, but it's overly restrictive: it's useful for people to add
their own keywords (e,g, to recognize and highlight things like DEFUN macros
in C).


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