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Re: Can we expand the valid location of "Local Variables" ?

From: Steve Youngs
Subject: Re: Can we expand the valid location of "Local Variables" ?
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2020 15:54:04 +1000
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

  > A solution that occurs to me is to define something to put in a
  > local variable list that says, "Search further back!"
  > It could look like this:

  >     Local Variables:
  >     Chars further back: 20000
  >     End:

  > This way, you would see quickly that the file does have a local
  > variable list, and where to look to find it.

How about some form of "include" mechanism:

        Local Variables:
        @include: FILENAME

I would suggest implementing that with the same care, considerations,
and restrictions as has `eval' for Locals

Mind you, if your Local Vars sections are getting so out of hand that
they warrant having a whole extra file to store them, you should probably
re-think what you're doing. :-)

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