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Re: Dir-Locals + Editorconfig Changes in Emacs 26

From: Jay Kamat
Subject: Re: Dir-Locals + Editorconfig Changes in Emacs 26
Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 11:45:45 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <> writes:

>> From: Jay Kamat <>
>> Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:55:33 -0400
>> However, since emacs 26, this is reversed, where dir-locals is applied
>> first, rather than last, and so editorconfig overrides dir-locals. I
>> have filed a bug report to the project here to document it:
>> The reason that this is significant is that editorconfig not only lets
>> you configure on a per-project basis, but recursively on a per machine
>> basis as well, so if you have a editorconfig file in your home directory
>> (as many people do) those settings will apply for every file on your
>> system, overwriting dir-locals settings. Since dir-locals is more
>> powerful and project-specific, I would much prefer dir-locals to
>> override editorconfig.
>> Editorconfig seems to apply on the 'after-change-major-mode' hook, as
>> shown below:
> Could it be that the major mode hook is now called twice, and
> Editorconfig fails to notice that one of these calls is to turn the
> mode off?

Is `after-change-major-mode' getting called twice in emacs 26, but not
25? I can't seem to find a related news entry about the change, could
you point me to more information about that?

I took a look at the implementation of `after-change-major-mode', and I
found `change-major-mode-after-body-hook' nearby, which seems to do what
I want at a first glance (running hooks before dir-locals is set). Does
changing the hook seem like the proper way to solve this?


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