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

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: Add a separate mode for .dir-locals.el
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:34:35 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:


> As I said "I don't care if we make it a separate major mode or not".
> Tho I was partly lying: I do think a separate major mode is a better
> choice down the line (e.g. it makes it easier to use auto-mode-alist
> and -*-...-*- to specify the behavior to use for .dir-locals.el,
> ~/.emacs.d/bookmarks, ~/.emacs.d/tramp, ~/.emacs.d/ecomplterc, ...), but
> that's a fairly minor detail compared to the fact that the issue goes
> much further than "flymake in .dir-locals.el".

For whom it's worth, I agree with Stefan to add a new major mode. *I*,
being Tramp maintainer, analyzing .../tramp files from everywhere
everyday, would profit.

But it is also true, that the mentioned files are rarely edited
interactively, except .dir-locals.el.

>         Stefan

Best regards, Michael.

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