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Re: Add a separate mode for .dir-locals.el

From: João Távora
Subject: Re: Add a separate mode for .dir-locals.el
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:09:11 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (windows-nt)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: João Távora <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
>> Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:42:32 +0100
>> >> Indeed, quite nice.  Eli, would you also opposed to having .dir-locals.el
>> >> buffers use emacs-lisp-data-mode by default?  We could reuse it for
>> >> other things other than dir-locals.
>> >
>> > As I said, I don't want to introduce a major mode for this tiny
>> > problem.  It's gross.
>> If the problem is small but the best solution is equally small and
>> cheap, then I think you should consider it.  Stefan's solution isn't
>> gross at all, it's the most correct way to reuse code in this situation.
> If you are going to disregard my opinion, why did you ask for it?

You asked summarily: "someone should do some research and find out what
it entails".  I simple gave an answer to those questions: use the small
patch by Stefan and add some entries to auto-mode-alist, starting with

So I didn't really disregard it, I simply advanced new arguments and am
asking you to reconsider.

Also, with all due respect, your "opinion" is less important to me than
the material reasons that you advance to justify it.  I just though
"it's gross" wasn't a sufficiently developed reason.


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