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Re: Auto Fill Comments

From: tomas
Subject: Re: Auto Fill Comments
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 23:26:01 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 11:14:59PM +0100, Christopher Dimech wrote:
> I understand that local variables are meant for buffer customization that
> one uses most often in mode hooks.  There has been some misunderstanding.

You surely  mean... "buffer-local" up there.

> By not very good I meant: Can we have a typical example and how it would look 
> like.
> I mean, rather than with foo, bar, a, g, temp, body.  For instance, making a 
> command
> for some particular mode buffer, and a brief description of what is achieved. 
>  Apologies
> should I not understand how hard that can be.  Hope my comment helps transmit 
> what I mean
> better.

I just have a typical example in front of me right now. I have a small
program written in Scheme. To make sure Emacs starts Scheme mode, the
end of the file has:

;; Local Variables:
;; mode: scheme
;; End:

This makes sure the variable `mode' is set to the value "scheme". But
this has to happen buffer-locally, so only the buffer visiting that
file is set to scheme major mode. Would that happen to all buffers,
I might end up pretty confused.

Does that make sense?

 - t

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