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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: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 05:27:59 -0800 (PST)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

  > >> If you want to change .dir-settings.el, the say so and re-open the
  > >> discussion about the choice.  But making it customizable is wrong.
  > > Re-opening the discussion is wrong; it was already discussed and some
  > > consensus reached (
  > > Making it user-settable (perhaps, as Chong says, as a variable and not
  > > a defcustom) is best than trying to second-guess the users.
  > Do you advocate making "Local Variables:" in hack-local-variables
  > customizable as well?  If you think one deserves customization, then I'd
  > argue that the other deserves it just as well.
  > As far as I can tell, the only reason people want to customize it is
  > because they find the default choice ugly.  I.e. for purely aesthetic
  > reasons.  This is a pretty poor justification for introducing complexity
  > and incompatibilities between projects.
  > Until someone gives me a good argument for why it should be customizable
  > (as opposed to having just a different value), we should revert the
  > patch that made it a defcustom.


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