[commit: ghc] master: rts: add Emacs 'Local Variables' to every .c file (39b5c1c)
marlowsd at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 09:43:13 UTC 2014
On 31/07/14 10:37, Herbert Valerio Riedel wrote:
> Hello Simon,
> On 2014-07-31 at 10:53:20 +0200, Simon Marlow wrote:
>>> rts: add Emacs 'Local Variables' to every .c file
>>> This will hopefully help ensure some basic consistency in the forward by
>>> overriding buffer variables. In particular, it sets the wrap length, the
>>> offset to 4, and turns off tabs.
>> I'm not a huge fan of this. Is there a way to do this without adding
>> the spam to the end of every source file? Also it only works for
>> emacs, what if the vim folks want to add their own spam?
> I recently stumbled over
> which lead me to read up on its effect which is explained in more detail in
> | The usual way to define directory-local variables is to put a file
> | named .dir-locals.el1 in a directory. Whenever Emacs visits any file
> | in that directory or any of its subdirectories, it will apply the
> | directory-local variables specified in .dir-locals.el, as though they
> | had been defined as file-local variables for that file (see File
> | Variables).
> So maybe that's a better option?
Great. Austin, want to change over to using .dir-locals.el?
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