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Re: files.el

From: Daniel Pfeiffer
Subject: Re: files.el
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 23:15:39 +0200


Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> skribis:

> >> Generally I agree on the new precedence order you implemented
> >> (i.e. -*- mode tag, interpreter, <?xml, auto-mode-alist).
> I haven't looked at the code, but I just want to make sure we only look
> at the first line and that a tar file whose first subfile starts with <?xml
> will still be handled as a tar file, not as an xml file.

Yes, of course.  Except for whitespace the file must immediately start with
those characters.  A file that starts with echo "<?xml" or any other magic is
definitely not a candidate.

> > While this is fixed (in my local copy meanwhile also for strip off
> > suffixes like .orig) ...
> Note that this stripping of .orig (and other things like .~NN.MM~) is
> already possible.

Yes, that's why I cited it.

> I personally have the following for this purpose in my
> .emacs:
> (setq auto-mode-alist (append auto-mode-alist '(("\\.[^/.]+\\'" ignore t))))

Why not nconc...

> Make sure this kind of thing still works (it's used by some packages such as
> jka-compr).

I did not break this.  However, there was only one entry that used ignore
instead of the documented nil (which I changed to nil).  This was silly
it meant a small amount of extra work.

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