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bug#22564: Fundamental mode isn't fundamental enough.


From: John Wiegley
Subject: bug#22564: Fundamental mode isn't fundamental enough.
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 18:50:27 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/24.5 (darwin)

>>>>> Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:

>> It would therefore be against the spirit of fundamental mode to introduce
>> any mode-specific behaviour for it.

> I'd agree with that last paragraph.

> However, fundamental mode has had mode-specific indentation behaviour thrust
> upon it. You'd probably argue legalistically that once some indentation
> behaviour has been made a default, it's no longer mode-specific. I'd
> disagree with you.

I would rather that fundamental-mode be as non-magical as possible also.
Anything content-aware (like electric indentation) smacks of enriched behavior
over what is fundamental.

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