Re: File type misclassification
email@example.com (Kim F. Storm) writes:
> "Juanma Barranquero" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> On 3/20/07, David Kastrup <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> opening the following file in emacs-snapshot from Ubuntu Edgy
>>> (sorry, I don't have a fresher CVS Emacs at work) will throw the
>>> buffer into PostScript mode, presumably because it starts with "%!".
>>> This seems rather like overkill.
>> Yep. It's magic-mode-alist's doing:
>> ("%![^V]" . ps-mode)
> First line of the file reads:
> %!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode
> I see three fixes:
> 1) Restrict the magic for PostScript files to %!PS
> ("%!PS" . ps-mode)
And probably EPS?
> 2) Recognize the specific case of TEX
> ("%![^VT]" . ps-mode)
I don't think that there is a special case here: it would be my guess
that the author just picked that string by chance.
Sigh. Seems like a magic string for the "TeXshop" TeX editor. But I
think just ruling out [VT] is still asking for trouble.
> 3) Remove it from magic-mode-alist.
Also an option in my book. But I think we should start by making the
string much more discriminatory. There is no harm if we overdo it: in
general, the file extension will catch what we don't, effectively
giving us option 3) for those cases.