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Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 9145e79: * lisp/files.el: Don't allow customiza

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 9145e79: * lisp/files.el: Don't allow customization of dir-locals sorting
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 18:32:57 +0200

> From: John Wiegley <address@hidden>
> Cc: Artur Malabarba <address@hidden>, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 06:16:00 -0800
> >>>>> Artur Malabarba <address@hidden> writes:
> >     In retrospect, this is not a good idea for the same reason that
> >     `dir-locals-file' is a defconst, because it is important that this
> >     behaviour be "uniform across different environments and users".
> >     Sure, the user can still change the sorting with a hack, but we
> >     shouldn't encourage them to change it.
> I'm inclined to agree with this; but did you mention it to Eli also, who had
> suggested using version<? I think string< is the right behavior, but since we
> had discussed it, I'd like to hear from him too.

I didn't suggest using version<, at least not directly.  I said that
if people who use Unix startup scripts are used to this order, I have
no objection to using string< in our similar features.

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