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Re: lisp/gnus/.dir-locals.el shadows top-level .dir-locals.el

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: lisp/gnus/.dir-locals.el shadows top-level .dir-locals.el
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:13:01 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

On Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:00:15 -0400 Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote: 

>> lisp/gnus has this vital .dir-locals.el:
>> ((emacs-lisp-mode . ((show-trailing-whitespace . t))))
>> (Which seems like personal preference to me.)

SM> I tend to agree, tho it might actually reflect a coding convention used
SM> for all of Gnus code.

Not from me, but I like it for Gnus work.

SM> I'll let the Gnus people decide what they prefer in the short term, but
SM> dir-locals inheritance would be very welcome.

I would really like dir-locals inheritance.  It seems pretty trivial:
add a new entry like (non-root . t) to the alist for any dir-locals
files that are not roots.  I saw a long discussion about it but don't
know what's blocking the feature.


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