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Re: Competing RegExp in auto-mode-alist (was: winmgr and howm)

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Competing RegExp in auto-mode-alist (was: winmgr and howm)
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 21:20:25 +0100

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Sven Utcke
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> I realised that my original subject was somewhat misleading, so I
> rephrased it.  The question, however, remains:
> I use howm-mode <> to note down random
> snippets of information.  By default, those files are named
> <year>-<month>-<day>-<number>.howm.
> So far, so well.  But unfortunately this is matched by winmgr's
> default RegExp "\\.[A-Za-z]*wm$".  And, even worse, winmgr-mode can
> only be switched on, but not off.  Any clever idea how to handle that
> situation, short of using something like
> "\\.[A-Za-gi-z]*[A-Za-np-z]*wm$"?
> So what's the best way to set up auto-mode-alist?  Complicated
> RegExps? Simply change the order of the RegExps?  Any other ideas?

In nXhtml there is a general package majmodpri.el for this kind of
problems. It allows you to have auto-mode-alist and relatives sorted
to your taste.

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