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Re: What is the "official" name of the -*- line?

From: Carsten Mattner
Subject: Re: What is the "official" name of the -*- line?
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 11:57:42 +0200

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 8:43 AM, Ulrich Mueller <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've noticed that Emacs now outputs a message "Malformed mode-line"
> when it encounters bad syntax in the first line of the file. [1]
> This may be a little confusing because the line at the bottom of a
> window is called mode line, too.
> Anyway, this makes me wonder if there's an "official" name for that
> line? In documentation and source code I've found all of the
> following:
>  `-*-' line
>  first line
>  mode-line
>  prop line
> Ulrich
> [1] <http://bzr.savannah.gnu.org/lh/emacs/trunk/revision/105821>

Documentation calls the beginning-of-file or end-of-file lines file
local variables.
That should leave mode-line for the status-bar/info-bar row.
I didn't invent it, so there may be more to this.

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