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Re: Why we SHOULDN'T add a separate mode for .dir-locals.el

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: Why we SHOULDN'T add a separate mode for .dir-locals.el
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2019 01:04:12 +0300
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On 19.10.2019 15:28, Alan Mackenzie wrote:
Answer; NOTHING!  I want all the facilities of Emacs Lisp Mode whilst
editing a .dir-locals.el, not to have some overlord determine for me
what I don't really want.

It's a very lazy reply that can be tailored to almost any situation when you don't want to see something changed.

"I don't want some overlord [e.g. the author of a change proposal] determine for me what I <...> want"!

No, we don't want all the Emacs Lisp Mode facilities. We only want some of them, and others, we want at least slightly modified.

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