[Openmcl-devel] Emacs: local variables list contains values that may not be safe

Gary Byers gb at clozure.com
Wed Dec 12 18:20:08 PST 2007

This seems to be a multiple-choice question, and the best answer seems
to be '!'.  I assume that that answer will write something to your
~/.emacs, which will keep emacs from getting excited the next time
it tries to parse an attribute line that contains "Package: CCL".

On Wed, 12 Dec 2007, Ron Garret wrote:

> From the if-it's-not-one-thing-it's-another department...
> Just now (at least it seems like it started just now -- I don't
> remember ever encountering this before, and I've been using emacs for
> a long, long time) whenever I try to edit a Lisp file in emacs I get a
> message like this:
> The local variables list in l1-application.lisp
> contains values that may not be safe (*).
> Do you want to apply it?  You can type
> y  -- to apply the local variables list.
> n  -- to ignore the local variables list.
> !  -- to apply the local variables list, and permanently mark these
>       values (*) as safe (in the future, they will be set
> automatically.)
>   * Package : CCL
> This persists even if I get rid of my .emacs file, so it's not a
> result of any of my customizations (which were pretty minimal anyway).
> Does anyone know how to get emacs to stop doing this?
> Thanks,
> rg
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