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Re: allout patch - more safe-local-variables, plus autoloads

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: allout patch - more safe-local-variables, plus autoloads
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 17:09:22 +0200
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"Ken Manheimer" <address@hidden> writes:

> in many cases, the qualifying criteria is already present, in the form
> of the custom-type information:
> seems to me we're heading down the road of duplicating the mechanisms
> of the custom type system, and that we should be using it.  i strongly
> suspect that the custom types of customizable variables are
> appropriate as safety criteria in many cases, as well.  we wouldn't
> want to assume that, but i suspect it would be very useful to make it
> easy for authors to use the custom-type criteria for this purpose.

I don't see that.  If a variable can be dangerous, I think it very
unlikely that all uses conforming to its customization type would be

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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