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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 7/7] src: Add Vim modeline to Makefile.am snippets



On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 10:23:07AM +0100, Erik Skultety wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 09, 2019 at 07:35:54PM +0100, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> > Vim won't recognize them, and thus not enable niceties
> > such as syntax highlighting, otherwise.
> 
> So, is there a strict reason for the *inc.am naming? Reading through [1] gave me
> the necessary background, but is there an inherent issue naming all of the
> Makefiles in subdirectories to Makefile.am, I mean, we'd still end up including
> those, or does that go against some automake rules?

I picked Makefile.inc.am because I think it would be confusing to name
them Makefile.am when they are not self-contained automake files. They
can only ever be used when included from teh real Makefile.am. I'm not
inclined to rename them just for sake of editor mode settings.

We previously removed editor settings from all files, in favour of
putting such configs in the root of the source tree. eg the emacs
.dir-locals.el, .ctags, .color_coded.in, etc

Assuming this plugin:

  https://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=441

it appears we could have a $GIT/.vimrc file for this purpose.

Regards,
Daniel
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