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Directory-local variables?

From: Richard M Stallman
Subject: Directory-local variables?
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 12:29:14 -0500

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    +  A directory can specify local variable values common to all files in
    +that directory; Emacs uses these to create buffer-local bindings for
    +those variables in buffers visiting any file in that directory.  This
    +is useful when the files in the directory belong to some @dfn{project}
    +and therefore share the same local variables.

The term "directory-local variables" is potentially misleading; Emacs
does not implement directory-local bindings.  What this feature really
does is systematically set up buffer-local bindings for all files in a

So I think this needs to be described as a variant on the file local
variable lists.

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