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Re: files.el: Patch to make project-settings optional/customizable

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: files.el: Patch to make project-settings optional/customizable
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 08:36:09 -0800 (PST)

Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden> writes:

  > Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:
  >   > Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden> writes:
  >   > 
  >   > >   > I think it's generally good policy to avoid hardcoding file 
  >   > >
  >   > > But general policy should not be applied without thinking about the
  >   > > particulars of each case.  As Tom said, there were some long
  >   > > discussions about this, and I think that the opposite conclusion was
  >   > > reached _for this particular case_.  Just undoing that decision
  >   > > without reviewing the previous discussions on this does not seem like
  >   > > a good idea.
  >   > 
  >   > I can't seem to find the discussion.  Could you point me to it?
  > I don't have anything handy, I'd guess that searching for
  > .dir-settings.el and Tom's name should be good enough.
  >   > (Even if we decide to hardcode the name, which I'm not convinced about,
  >   > there needs to be a comment in the code explaining why.)

Any news about this?

  > Say one works on 
  > emacs  -- that has (not now, but we should add it) .dir-settings.el that 
sets c-set-style to "gnu"
  > linux  -- that might have .dir-settings.el that sets c-set-style to "linux"
  > .emacs that sets project-settings-file to 
  > my-own-project  -- that has my-cool-name-for-project-settings.el that
  >                    sets c-set-style to "k&r"
  > after that when working in my-own-project the C style is set correctly,
  > and it is silently ignored for emacs and linux.  Sort of defeats the
  > purpose of having this.

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