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gdb/emacs/dir-locals: Update settings for c++-mode

Message ID 20181207110154.2362-1-andrew.burgess@embecosm.com
State New
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Andrew Burgess Dec. 7, 2018, 11:01 a.m. UTC
I edit with emacs, and by default have `indent-tabs-mode` turned off.
I've noticed for a while that every time I edit a gdb file I have to
manual turn this setting back on, which is weird, because I'm sure
that this used to just magically enable itself within GDB source

Turns out that either emacs changed behaviour, or this stopped working
when we switched to c++.

The .dir-locals.el file is what causes our *.c files to open in
c++-mode, at least for me with emacs 26.1, switching mode in
.dir-locals.el causes all of the settings from the original mode to be

So in our .dir-locals.el file we set `(indent-tabs-mode . t)` for
c-mode, but not for c++-mode.

This patch duplicates the settings list for c-mode into c++-mode.



The current .dir-locals file for GDB causes files that would usually
open in c-mode (for example, files ending in .c) to open in c++-mode.
However, all of the other settings applied for c-mode appear to get
reset when the file is switched over to c++-mode.

For example, we currently say:

 (c-mode . ((c-file-style . "GNU")
	    (mode . c++)
	    (indent-tabs-mode . t)
	    (tab-width . 8)
	    (c-basic-offset . 2)
	    (eval . (c-set-offset 'innamespace 0))
 (c++-mode . ((eval . (when (fboundp 'c-toggle-comment-style)
			(c-toggle-comment-style 1)))))

So, when we enter c++-mode `indent-tabs-mode` is reset to its global
value, as are all of the other settings listed for c-mode.

This commit copies all of the settings (except the `mode` setting)
from the c-mode list to the c++-mode list.

The emacs documentation doesn't mention that `mode` causes this
resetting behaviour, so, in case this is an emacs bug, I'm using emacs
version 26.1.  Having the settings duplicated shouldn't cause any
problems except for a slight maintenance overhead.


	* .dir-locals.el: Copy most of the settings from c-mode over to
 gdb/.dir-locals.el | 8 +++++++-
 gdb/ChangeLog      | 5 +++++
 2 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)


Tom Tromey Dec. 7, 2018, 5:38 p.m. UTC | #1
>>>>> "Andrew" == Andrew Burgess <andrew.burgess@embecosm.com> writes:

Andrew> gdb/ChangeLog:

Andrew> 	* .dir-locals.el: Copy most of the settings from c-mode over to
Andrew> 	c++-mode.

Thanks.  This is ok.

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diff --git a/gdb/.dir-locals.el b/gdb/.dir-locals.el
index 7e2b0cc3134..d5ca5b31095 100644
--- a/gdb/.dir-locals.el
+++ b/gdb/.dir-locals.el
@@ -27,5 +27,11 @@ 
 	    (eval . (c-set-offset 'innamespace 0))
  (c++-mode . ((eval . (when (fboundp 'c-toggle-comment-style)
-			(c-toggle-comment-style 1)))))
+			(c-toggle-comment-style 1)))
+	      (indent-tabs-mode . t)
+	      (tab-width . 8)
+	      (c-file-style . "GNU")
+	      (c-basic-offset . 2)
+	      (eval . (c-set-offset 'innamespace 0))
+	      ))