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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; comint-mode doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
@ 2024-04-02  5:54 Augusto Stoffel
  2024-04-02 11:58 ` Eli Zaretskii
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 30+ messages in thread
From: Augusto Stoffel @ 2024-04-02  5:54 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: 70136; +Cc: Ergus

This would be sometimes useful, and more consistent with other modes like
dired and diff.  Is there any reason to not do it?

Ergus: I've cc'ed you because this is potentially related to your recent
discussion in emacs-devel about "out of sources compilation"
(compilation buffers use comint-mode).





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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; comint-mode doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-02  5:54 bug#70136: 30.0.50; comint-mode doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer Augusto Stoffel
@ 2024-04-02 11:58 ` Eli Zaretskii
  2024-04-02 14:03   ` Augusto Stoffel
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 30+ messages in thread
From: Eli Zaretskii @ 2024-04-02 11:58 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Augusto Stoffel; +Cc: 70136, spacibba

> Cc: Ergus <spacibba@aol.com>
> From: Augusto Stoffel <arstoffel@gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2024 07:54:46 +0200
> 
> This would be sometimes useful, and more consistent with other modes like
> dired and diff.  Is there any reason to not do it?

It doesn't sound right to me to do that by default, since comint is
used for shell-like interpreters, and those tend to change directories
at will.  Which means that dir-locals for some random directory
doesn't necessarily take such modes into consideration.

If you need that for some particular use case, can't you call it from
comint-mode-hook or something?





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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; comint-mode doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-02 11:58 ` Eli Zaretskii
@ 2024-04-02 14:03   ` Augusto Stoffel
  2024-04-02 15:11     ` Eli Zaretskii
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 30+ messages in thread
From: Augusto Stoffel @ 2024-04-02 14:03 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Eli Zaretskii; +Cc: 70136, spacibba

On Tue,  2 Apr 2024 at 14:58, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

> It doesn't sound right to me to do that by default, since comint is
> used for shell-like interpreters, and those tend to change directories
> at will.  Which means that dir-locals for some random directory
> doesn't necessarily take such modes into consideration.

This observation makes sense, but it mostly applies to the good old
'M-x shell', not to 'M-x project-shell', other language interpreters, or
to compilation buffers.

By the way, I now realize that 'M-x compile' doesn't use comint-mode
by default.  Which raises the same question: should compilation-mode
call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer?

> If you need that for some particular use case, can't you call it from
> comint-mode-hook or something?

Sure, it's an easy customization, but the question is whether it's the
expected default behavior. :-)





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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; comint-mode doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-02 14:03   ` Augusto Stoffel
@ 2024-04-02 15:11     ` Eli Zaretskii
  2024-04-14  9:16       ` Augusto Stoffel
  2024-04-14  9:27       ` bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] " Augusto Stoffel
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 30+ messages in thread
From: Eli Zaretskii @ 2024-04-02 15:11 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Augusto Stoffel; +Cc: 70136, spacibba

> From: Augusto Stoffel <arstoffel@gmail.com>
> Cc: 70136@debbugs.gnu.org,  spacibba@aol.com
> Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2024 16:03:23 +0200
> 
> By the way, I now realize that 'M-x compile' doesn't use comint-mode
> by default.  Which raises the same question: should compilation-mode
> call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer?

Maybe.  What kind of directory-specific variables relevant to
compilation-mode would make sense?

> > If you need that for some particular use case, can't you call it from
> > comint-mode-hook or something?
> 
> Sure, it's an easy customization, but the question is whether it's the
> expected default behavior. :-)

The only way to answer that is if we see a flood of requests to have
that by default.  Without that, local customizations are perfectly
adequate.





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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; comint-mode doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-02 15:11     ` Eli Zaretskii
@ 2024-04-14  9:16       ` Augusto Stoffel
  2024-04-14 10:08         ` Eli Zaretskii
  2024-04-14  9:27       ` bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] " Augusto Stoffel
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 30+ messages in thread
From: Augusto Stoffel @ 2024-04-14  9:16 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Eli Zaretskii; +Cc: 70136, spacibba

On Tue,  2 Apr 2024 at 18:11, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

> Maybe.  What kind of directory-specific variables relevant to
> compilation-mode would make sense?

There are some many.  To say just the first that comes to mind:
compilation-error-regexp-alist.





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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-02 15:11     ` Eli Zaretskii
  2024-04-14  9:16       ` Augusto Stoffel
@ 2024-04-14  9:27       ` Augusto Stoffel
  2024-04-14 10:21         ` Eli Zaretskii
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 30+ messages in thread
From: Augusto Stoffel @ 2024-04-14  9:27 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Eli Zaretskii; +Cc: 70136, Stefan Monnier

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Since compilation buffers go as far as to print the directory they're
running on at the top of the buffer, I think it's pretty clear they
should receive dir-local variables.

So I'd suggest the attached patch, which does that and also removes a
more limited mechanism I added some time ago to allow compilation with
project-specific settings.  I've CC'ed Stefan since at the time he kind
of supported the changes I'm now suggesting to remove.


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From e29f1849c278ebf55aa67470b5f35263ecf989f3 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Augusto Stoffel <arstoffel@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2024 11:07:02 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] Add dir-local variables to compilation buffers

* lisp/progmodes/compile.el (compilation-mode): Arrange for dir-local
variables to be hacked into to non-file compilation buffers.
(compilation-start): Remove a less flexible solution to set up the
compilation environment (cf. discussion in bug#50607).
---
 lisp/progmodes/compile.el | 14 +++++---------
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

diff --git a/lisp/progmodes/compile.el b/lisp/progmodes/compile.el
index b18eb81fee1..f81c1edb8c3 100644
--- a/lisp/progmodes/compile.el
+++ b/lisp/progmodes/compile.el
@@ -1929,9 +1929,6 @@ compilation-start
 	    (replace-regexp-in-string "-mode\\'" "" (symbol-name mode))))
 	 (thisdir default-directory)
 	 (thisenv compilation-environment)
-         (buffer-path (and (local-variable-p 'exec-path) exec-path))
-         (buffer-env (and (local-variable-p 'process-environment)
-                          process-environment))
 	 outwin outbuf)
     (with-current-buffer
 	(setq outbuf
@@ -2004,12 +2001,6 @@ compilation-start
         ;; NB: must be done after (funcall mode) as that resets local variables
         (setq-local compilation-directory thisdir)
         (setq-local compilation-environment thisenv)
-        (if buffer-path
-            (setq-local exec-path buffer-path)
-          (kill-local-variable 'exec-path))
-        (if buffer-env
-            (setq-local process-environment buffer-env)
-          (kill-local-variable 'process-environment))
 	(if highlight-regexp
             (setq-local compilation-highlight-regexp highlight-regexp))
         (if (or compilation-auto-jump-to-first-error
@@ -2372,6 +2363,11 @@ compilation-mode
   ;; some other input event happens.
   (setq-local jit-lock-defer-time nil)
   (setq buffer-read-only t)
+  (unless (buffer-file-name)
+    (let ((sym (make-symbol "hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer")))
+      (set sym #'hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer)
+      ;; Ensure hack-dir-locals is called only after a derived mode is set.
+      (push sym delayed-mode-hooks)))
   (run-mode-hooks 'compilation-mode-hook))
 
 ;;;###autoload
-- 
2.44.0


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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; comint-mode doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-14  9:16       ` Augusto Stoffel
@ 2024-04-14 10:08         ` Eli Zaretskii
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 30+ messages in thread
From: Eli Zaretskii @ 2024-04-14 10:08 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Augusto Stoffel; +Cc: 70136, spacibba

> From: Augusto Stoffel <arstoffel@gmail.com>
> Cc: 70136@debbugs.gnu.org,  spacibba@aol.com
> Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2024 11:16:48 +0200
> 
> On Tue,  2 Apr 2024 at 18:11, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> 
> > Maybe.  What kind of directory-specific variables relevant to
> > compilation-mode would make sense?
> 
> There are some many.  To say just the first that comes to mind:
> compilation-error-regexp-alist.

I must say this is not very convincing.

What bothers me is that .dir-locals.el in a directory is not meant for
compilation-mode and similar modes, so settings there that are not
specific to modes could get in the way in *compilation* and "grep*
buffers.  But if this is optional behavior, by default off, I don't
think I'd mind.





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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-14  9:27       ` bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] " Augusto Stoffel
@ 2024-04-14 10:21         ` Eli Zaretskii
  2024-04-15 17:10           ` Augusto Stoffel
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 30+ messages in thread
From: Eli Zaretskii @ 2024-04-14 10:21 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Augusto Stoffel; +Cc: 70136, monnier

> From: Augusto Stoffel <arstoffel@gmail.com>
> Cc: 70136@debbugs.gnu.org,  Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca>
> Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2024 11:27:28 +0200
> 
> Since compilation buffers go as far as to print the directory they're
> running on at the top of the buffer, I think it's pretty clear they
> should receive dir-local variables.
> 
> So I'd suggest the attached patch, which does that and also removes a
> more limited mechanism I added some time ago to allow compilation with
> project-specific settings.  I've CC'ed Stefan since at the time he kind
> of supported the changes I'm now suggesting to remove.

Thanks, but I think this should be optional behavior, by default off,
because it could cause trouble in directory trees which already have
.dir-locals.el that were not intended to affect compilation-mode (and
its descendants, like Grep).

Also, this needs a NEWS entry, I think.

> +  (unless (buffer-file-name)
> +    (let ((sym (make-symbol "hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer")))
> +      (set sym #'hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer)
> +      ;; Ensure hack-dir-locals is called only after a derived mode is set.
> +      (push sym delayed-mode-hooks)))

Why such a complicated way of using the symbol of a function that's
defined in a preloaded Lisp file?  Am I missing some subtlety here?





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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-14 10:21         ` Eli Zaretskii
@ 2024-04-15 17:10           ` Augusto Stoffel
  2024-04-15 18:27             ` Eli Zaretskii
  2024-04-16  6:33             ` Juri Linkov
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 30+ messages in thread
From: Augusto Stoffel @ 2024-04-15 17:10 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Eli Zaretskii; +Cc: 70136, monnier

On Sun, 14 Apr 2024 at 13:21, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> From: Augusto Stoffel <arstoffel@gmail.com>
>> Cc: 70136@debbugs.gnu.org,  Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca>
>> Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2024 11:27:28 +0200
>> 
>> Since compilation buffers go as far as to print the directory they're
>> running on at the top of the buffer, I think it's pretty clear they
>> should receive dir-local variables.
>> 
>> So I'd suggest the attached patch, which does that and also removes a
>> more limited mechanism I added some time ago to allow compilation with
>> project-specific settings.  I've CC'ed Stefan since at the time he kind
>> of supported the changes I'm now suggesting to remove.
>
> Thanks, but I think this should be optional behavior, by default off,
> because it could cause trouble in directory trees which already have
> .dir-locals.el that were not intended to affect compilation-mode (and
> its descendants, like Grep).

This seems rather hypothetical to me.  Do you have a concrete example?
The dir locals mechanism is very precise and easy to use.  Anything not
intended to affect compilation buffers should be put under prog-mode (or
a descendant), text-mode, or whatever else it's actually intended for.

On the other hand, imagine this situation: you're working on a project
with very long lines in some files, so you want your grep buffers to
look more compact.  Then you type

  M-x add-dir-local-variable RET grep-mode RET truncate-lines RET t RET

Wouldn't you be very confused that this doesn't work?

> Also, this needs a NEWS entry, I think.
>
>> +  (unless (buffer-file-name)
>> +    (let ((sym (make-symbol "hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer")))
>> +      (set sym #'hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer)
>> +      ;; Ensure hack-dir-locals is called only after a derived mode is set.
>> +      (push sym delayed-mode-hooks)))
>
> Why such a complicated way of using the symbol of a function that's
> defined in a preloaded Lisp file?  Am I missing some subtlety here?

This is because delayed-mode-hooks is a _list of hooks_, not a hook.
Adding (the name of) a function to it doesn't work.





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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-15 17:10           ` Augusto Stoffel
@ 2024-04-15 18:27             ` Eli Zaretskii
  2024-04-16 21:49               ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
  2024-04-16  6:33             ` Juri Linkov
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 30+ messages in thread
From: Eli Zaretskii @ 2024-04-15 18:27 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Augusto Stoffel; +Cc: 70136, monnier

> From: Augusto Stoffel <arstoffel@gmail.com>
> Cc: 70136@debbugs.gnu.org,  monnier@iro.umontreal.ca
> Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2024 19:10:05 +0200
> 
> On Sun, 14 Apr 2024 at 13:21, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> 
> >> From: Augusto Stoffel <arstoffel@gmail.com>
> >> Cc: 70136@debbugs.gnu.org,  Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca>
> >> Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2024 11:27:28 +0200
> >> 
> >> Since compilation buffers go as far as to print the directory they're
> >> running on at the top of the buffer, I think it's pretty clear they
> >> should receive dir-local variables.
> >> 
> >> So I'd suggest the attached patch, which does that and also removes a
> >> more limited mechanism I added some time ago to allow compilation with
> >> project-specific settings.  I've CC'ed Stefan since at the time he kind
> >> of supported the changes I'm now suggesting to remove.
> >
> > Thanks, but I think this should be optional behavior, by default off,
> > because it could cause trouble in directory trees which already have
> > .dir-locals.el that were not intended to affect compilation-mode (and
> > its descendants, like Grep).
> 
> This seems rather hypothetical to me.  Do you have a concrete example?

You are entitled to your opinions, but this is clearly a change in
behavior that will affect a lot of users (since compilation-mode and
its descendants are very popular and widely used).  Therefore, I don't
understand why you need concrete examples: the issue is crystal clear
just by thinking about it.

> The dir locals mechanism is very precise and easy to use.  Anything not
> intended to affect compilation buffers should be put under prog-mode (or
> a descendant), text-mode, or whatever else it's actually intended for.

On the contrary, .dir-locals.el affects every file in a directory, so
it is quite a blunt weapon.

> On the other hand, imagine this situation: you're working on a project
> with very long lines in some files, so you want your grep buffers to
> look more compact.  Then you type
> 
>   M-x add-dir-local-variable RET grep-mode RET truncate-lines RET t RET
> 
> Wouldn't you be very confused that this doesn't work?

No, I would not.

> 
> > Also, this needs a NEWS entry, I think.
> >
> >> +  (unless (buffer-file-name)
> >> +    (let ((sym (make-symbol "hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer")))
> >> +      (set sym #'hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer)
> >> +      ;; Ensure hack-dir-locals is called only after a derived mode is set.
> >> +      (push sym delayed-mode-hooks)))
> >
> > Why such a complicated way of using the symbol of a function that's
> > defined in a preloaded Lisp file?  Am I missing some subtlety here?
> 
> This is because delayed-mode-hooks is a _list of hooks_, not a hook.
> Adding (the name of) a function to it doesn't work.

I'm asking mainly about the need to use make-symbol.





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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-15 17:10           ` Augusto Stoffel
  2024-04-15 18:27             ` Eli Zaretskii
@ 2024-04-16  6:33             ` Juri Linkov
  2024-04-16 12:37               ` Eli Zaretskii
  2024-04-17  8:16               ` Augusto Stoffel
  1 sibling, 2 replies; 30+ messages in thread
From: Juri Linkov @ 2024-04-16  6:33 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Augusto Stoffel; +Cc: Eli Zaretskii, 70136, monnier

> On the other hand, imagine this situation: you're working on a project
> with very long lines in some files, so you want your grep buffers to
> look more compact.  Then you type
>
>   M-x add-dir-local-variable RET grep-mode RET truncate-lines RET t RET
>
> Wouldn't you be very confused that this doesn't work?

I agree this would be confusing.

IMHO, the problem is more wide and it's that dir-local variables
are not supported in non-file buffers by default.  Maybe a new
option could enable them not only in compilation buffers,
but in all non-file buffers?  Or such a new option could be
a list of non-file modes that should support dir-local variables.





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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-16  6:33             ` Juri Linkov
@ 2024-04-16 12:37               ` Eli Zaretskii
  2024-04-17  8:16               ` Augusto Stoffel
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 30+ messages in thread
From: Eli Zaretskii @ 2024-04-16 12:37 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Juri Linkov; +Cc: 70136, arstoffel, monnier

> From: Juri Linkov <juri@linkov.net>
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>,  70136@debbugs.gnu.org,
>   monnier@iro.umontreal.ca
> Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2024 09:33:51 +0300
> 
> > On the other hand, imagine this situation: you're working on a project
> > with very long lines in some files, so you want your grep buffers to
> > look more compact.  Then you type
> >
> >   M-x add-dir-local-variable RET grep-mode RET truncate-lines RET t RET
> >
> > Wouldn't you be very confused that this doesn't work?
> 
> I agree this would be confusing.
> 
> IMHO, the problem is more wide and it's that dir-local variables
> are not supported in non-file buffers by default.  Maybe a new
> option could enable them not only in compilation buffers,
> but in all non-file buffers?  Or such a new option could be
> a list of non-file modes that should support dir-local variables.

I'm okay with such opt-in behavior.  We can later make it the default
if enough people like it and not many complain about it.

Thanks.





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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-15 18:27             ` Eli Zaretskii
@ 2024-04-16 21:49               ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
  2024-04-17  2:34                 ` Eli Zaretskii
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 30+ messages in thread
From: Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors @ 2024-04-16 21:49 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Eli Zaretskii; +Cc: 70136, Augusto Stoffel

> You are entitled to your opinions, but this is clearly a change in
> behavior that will affect a lot of users (since compilation-mode and
> its descendants are very popular and widely used).  Therefore, I don't
> understand why you need concrete examples: the issue is crystal clear
> just by thinking about it.

FWIW, back in 2010 (commit 8117868f0ce6) when we added support for
dir-locals to non-file buffers, we did it without even a config var to
turn it off.

AFAICT the `dir-locals.el` format should already be sufficiently
flexible to make it easy for users annoyed by the new behavior to
recover the old behavior (without affecting older Emacsen).

I think we should make an effort to enable dir-locals in as many buffers
as makes sense (but that can't be all buffers, because many buffers
aren't really related to any particular place in the file system, in
which case using the dir-locals setting of the directory that happens to
be current when the buffer was created is too arbitrary).


        Stefan






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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-16 21:49               ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
@ 2024-04-17  2:34                 ` Eli Zaretskii
  2024-04-17  2:58                   ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 30+ messages in thread
From: Eli Zaretskii @ 2024-04-17  2:34 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Stefan Monnier; +Cc: 70136, arstoffel

> From: Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca>
> Cc: Augusto Stoffel <arstoffel@gmail.com>,  70136@debbugs.gnu.org
> Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2024 17:49:08 -0400
> 
> > You are entitled to your opinions, but this is clearly a change in
> > behavior that will affect a lot of users (since compilation-mode and
> > its descendants are very popular and widely used).  Therefore, I don't
> > understand why you need concrete examples: the issue is crystal clear
> > just by thinking about it.
> 
> FWIW, back in 2010 (commit 8117868f0ce6) when we added support for
> dir-locals to non-file buffers, we did it without even a config var to
> turn it off.

That's not the same.  Also, we did quite a few things wrong regarding
backward compatibility over the years, and I don't want us to repeat
past mistakes.

> AFAICT the `dir-locals.el` format should already be sufficiently
> flexible to make it easy for users annoyed by the new behavior to
> recover the old behavior (without affecting older Emacsen).
> 
> I think we should make an effort to enable dir-locals in as many buffers
> as makes sense (but that can't be all buffers, because many buffers
> aren't really related to any particular place in the file system, in
> which case using the dir-locals setting of the directory that happens to
> be current when the buffer was created is too arbitrary).

Like I said: I'm okay with this change provided that it is opt-in.





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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-17  2:34                 ` Eli Zaretskii
@ 2024-04-17  2:58                   ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
  2024-04-17  8:31                     ` Augusto Stoffel
  2024-04-17 12:36                     ` bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer Eli Zaretskii
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 30+ messages in thread
From: Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors @ 2024-04-17  2:58 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Eli Zaretskii; +Cc: 70136, arstoffel

>> FWIW, back in 2010 (commit 8117868f0ce6) when we added support for
>> dir-locals to non-file buffers, we did it without even a config var to
>> turn it off.
> That's not the same.  Also, we did quite a few things wrong regarding
> backward compatibility over the years, and I don't want us to repeat
> past mistakes.

I can relate to that, but I can't remember bug reports (nor questions
from confused users in other channels) when we made that change, so
I don't see why we should consider that specific past choice to be
a "past mistake".
Also, I'm not seeing why "That's not the same".

> Like I said: I'm okay with this change provided that it is opt-in.

The problem with that is discovery.  Should we add a message like
"ignoring dir-locals.  See obey-dir-local-variables-in-all-non-file-buffers"?

And of course a related question is what kind of granularity to use for
the "opt-in"?  Will we add a new var every time we notice another (set
of) buffers for which we should apply dir-local vars, or would it be OK
to have a single variable?

If it's OK to have a single var: why should this var not
apply to diff-mode, log-edit-mode, ...?
Or should this var contain a list of modes which allow it, so we can
make it default to (diff-mode log-edit-mode ...)?  And maybe also allow
a t value?

And since this var is needed only to avoid breaking backward
compatibility, it would be desirable to have a plan to get rid of it in
the longer term.


        Stefan






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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-16  6:33             ` Juri Linkov
  2024-04-16 12:37               ` Eli Zaretskii
@ 2024-04-17  8:16               ` Augusto Stoffel
  2024-04-17 13:00                 ` Eli Zaretskii
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 30+ messages in thread
From: Augusto Stoffel @ 2024-04-17  8:16 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Juri Linkov; +Cc: Eli Zaretskii, 70136, monnier

On Tue, 16 Apr 2024 at 09:33, Juri Linkov wrote:

> IMHO, the problem is more wide and it's that dir-local variables
> are not supported in non-file buffers by default.  Maybe a new
> option could enable them not only in compilation buffers,
> but in all non-file buffers?

One would have to exclude temporary and internal work buffers, for
efficiency reasons.

And then there's also the case of buffers that don't really "belong" to
a directory, such as *Help*.  Do you think there's a reliable way to
distinguish those from the rest?

(By the way, *Help* and friends get stuck forever in whatever
default-directory they were first created; so for instance if you do
C-x C-f in a *Help* buffer, you will see a random directory as
starting point...)

>  Or such a new option could be a list of non-file modes that should
> support dir-local variables.

I'm not a big fan of this idea.  The .dir-locals.el file is already a
list of modes, you can decide there which modes you want to be affected.





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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-17  2:58                   ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
@ 2024-04-17  8:31                     ` Augusto Stoffel
  2024-04-17 13:03                       ` Eli Zaretskii
  2024-04-17 12:36                     ` bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer Eli Zaretskii
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 30+ messages in thread
From: Augusto Stoffel @ 2024-04-17  8:31 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Stefan Monnier; +Cc: Eli Zaretskii, 70136

On Tue, 16 Apr 2024 at 22:58, Stefan Monnier wrote:

> And since this var is needed only to avoid breaking backward
> compatibility, it would be desirable to have a plan to get rid of it in
> the longer term.

I definitely agree with this.  Eli's worry is about retaining
compatibility with buggy code (in this case, a hypothetical
.dir-locals.el that doesn't properly map variables to the desired
modes), so the compatibility workarounds, if any at all, should be
transitional.





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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-17  2:58                   ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
  2024-04-17  8:31                     ` Augusto Stoffel
@ 2024-04-17 12:36                     ` Eli Zaretskii
  2024-04-17 12:59                       ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 30+ messages in thread
From: Eli Zaretskii @ 2024-04-17 12:36 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Stefan Monnier; +Cc: 70136, arstoffel

> From: Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca>
> Cc: arstoffel@gmail.com,  70136@debbugs.gnu.org
> Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2024 22:58:10 -0400
> 
> >> FWIW, back in 2010 (commit 8117868f0ce6) when we added support for
> >> dir-locals to non-file buffers, we did it without even a config var to
> >> turn it off.
> > That's not the same.  Also, we did quite a few things wrong regarding
> > backward compatibility over the years, and I don't want us to repeat
> > past mistakes.
> 
> I can relate to that, but I can't remember bug reports (nor questions
> from confused users in other channels) when we made that change, so
> I don't see why we should consider that specific past choice to be
> a "past mistake".

I didn't mean to say that introduction of dir-locals specifically was
a mistake, I meant that in general, to make the point that not
everything we did before can be taken as a good recipe for imitation.

> Also, I'm not seeing why "That's not the same".

Because introducing a new feature is qualitatively different: it can
have no backward-compatibility problems, since no one can possibly
have existing customizations for it.

> > Like I said: I'm okay with this change provided that it is opt-in.
> 
> The problem with that is discovery.

It always is, with opt-in features.  But that doesn't mean we should
turn each new feature on, just to make it more discoverable.  There
are other considerations, and some are more important than
discoverability.

> Should we add a message like
> "ignoring dir-locals.  See obey-dir-local-variables-in-all-non-file-buffers"?

The time for April 1 jokes has come and passed this year, no? ;-)

> And of course a related question is what kind of granularity to use for
> the "opt-in"?  Will we add a new var every time we notice another (set
> of) buffers for which we should apply dir-local vars, or would it be OK
> to have a single variable?

There's no such dilemma in this case, because this feature was
proposed to be controlled by users to begin with.  So the variable was
already proposed, the discussion is just about its default value.

> And since this var is needed only to avoid breaking backward
> compatibility, it would be desirable to have a plan to get rid of it in
> the longer term.

I believe I suggested such a plan in my previous messages.





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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-17 12:36                     ` bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer Eli Zaretskii
@ 2024-04-17 12:59                       ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
  2024-04-17 13:16                         ` Eli Zaretskii
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 30+ messages in thread
From: Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors @ 2024-04-17 12:59 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Eli Zaretskii; +Cc: 70136, arstoffel

>> Also, I'm not seeing why "That's not the same".
>
> Because introducing a new feature is qualitatively different: it can
> have no backward-compatibility problems, since no one can possibly
> have existing customizations for it.

That commit I referred to had AFAICT the same effect as the one
discussed here: it made some modes (diff-mode, log-edit-mode, and a few
more) obey dir-locals whereas they didn't before.
And dir-locals existed since several years before that.

Why would it be more likely for them to have .dir-locals which
accidentally affect grep-mode than diff-mode/log-edit-mode/...?

AFAICT it risked the exact same backward compatibility problems.

>> Should we add a message like
>> "ignoring dir-locals.  See obey-dir-local-variables-in-all-non-file-buffers"?
> The time for April 1 jokes has come and passed this year, no? ;-)

I'm quite serious.  From where I stand, I think most users would
want to enable this feature in they have a situation where it affects
the behavior of Emacs.


        Stefan






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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-17  8:16               ` Augusto Stoffel
@ 2024-04-17 13:00                 ` Eli Zaretskii
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 30+ messages in thread
From: Eli Zaretskii @ 2024-04-17 13:00 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Augusto Stoffel; +Cc: 70136, monnier, juri

> From: Augusto Stoffel <arstoffel@gmail.com>
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>,  70136@debbugs.gnu.org,
>   monnier@iro.umontreal.ca
> Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:16:03 +0200
> 
> On Tue, 16 Apr 2024 at 09:33, Juri Linkov wrote:
> 
> >  Or such a new option could be a list of non-file modes that should
> > support dir-local variables.
> 
> I'm not a big fan of this idea.  The .dir-locals.el file is already a
> list of modes, you can decide there which modes you want to be affected.

The difference is that if we say this should be in .dir-locals.el, we
place the burden on the users, whereas if we do what Juri suggested,
we solve this ourselves at least for modes that come with Emacs.





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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-17  8:31                     ` Augusto Stoffel
@ 2024-04-17 13:03                       ` Eli Zaretskii
  2024-04-17 13:29                         ` bug#70436: 30.0.50; Fail to enter the debugger when using prin1 (instead of cl-prin1) Bruno Barbier
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 30+ messages in thread
From: Eli Zaretskii @ 2024-04-17 13:03 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Augusto Stoffel; +Cc: 70136, monnier

> From: Augusto Stoffel <arstoffel@gmail.com>
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>,  70136@debbugs.gnu.org
> Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:31:42 +0200
> 
> On Tue, 16 Apr 2024 at 22:58, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> 
> > And since this var is needed only to avoid breaking backward
> > compatibility, it would be desirable to have a plan to get rid of it in
> > the longer term.
> 
> I definitely agree with this.  Eli's worry is about retaining
> compatibility with buggy code (in this case, a hypothetical
> .dir-locals.el that doesn't properly map variables to the desired
> modes), so the compatibility workarounds, if any at all, should be
> transitional.

This is not so much about buggy .dir-locals.el, this is about
non-buggy .dir-locals.el that have customizations for nil mode --
those customizations might not expect non-file modes to be affected.





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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-17 12:59                       ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
@ 2024-04-17 13:16                         ` Eli Zaretskii
  2024-04-17 17:55                           ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 30+ messages in thread
From: Eli Zaretskii @ 2024-04-17 13:16 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Stefan Monnier; +Cc: 70136, arstoffel

> From: Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca>
> Cc: arstoffel@gmail.com,  70136@debbugs.gnu.org
> Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2024 08:59:50 -0400
> 
> >> Also, I'm not seeing why "That's not the same".
> >
> > Because introducing a new feature is qualitatively different: it can
> > have no backward-compatibility problems, since no one can possibly
> > have existing customizations for it.
> 
> That commit I referred to had AFAICT the same effect as the one
> discussed here: it made some modes (diff-mode, log-edit-mode, and a few
> more) obey dir-locals whereas they didn't before.
> And dir-locals existed since several years before that.
> 
> Why would it be more likely for them to have .dir-locals which
> accidentally affect grep-mode than diff-mode/log-edit-mode/...?
> 
> AFAICT it risked the exact same backward compatibility problems.

So we should risk it again?

> >> Should we add a message like
> >> "ignoring dir-locals.  See obey-dir-local-variables-in-all-non-file-buffers"?
> > The time for April 1 jokes has come and passed this year, no? ;-)
> 
> I'm quite serious.  From where I stand, I think most users would
> want to enable this feature in they have a situation where it affects
> the behavior of Emacs.

If you are right, we will be able to make this on by default in Emacs
31 (assuming we introduce the opt-in feature in Emacs 30, that is: no
one has yet shown the code, so we are discussing a highly theoretical
feature).





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* bug#70436: 30.0.50; Fail to enter the debugger when using prin1 (instead of cl-prin1)
  2024-04-17 13:03                       ` Eli Zaretskii
@ 2024-04-17 13:29                         ` Bruno Barbier
  2024-04-20  8:24                           ` Eli Zaretskii
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 30+ messages in thread
From: Bruno Barbier @ 2024-04-17 13:29 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: 70436

Hi,

When setting debugger-print-function to prin1, Emacs 30.0.50 may fail
to enter the debugger.

Emacs displays something like:

    Entering debugger...
    make-text-button: Args out of range: 67, 3000


The correct behavior is to enter the debugger, with something like this:

    Debugger entered--Lisp error: (wrong-type-argument stringp nil)
      #f(compiled-function (&rest args) "Start a program in a subprocess.  ...
      ...
      make-process(:name "mandatory" :command "ls" :stderr err-buf)

The problem doesn't occur with Emacs 29.3.

To manually reproduce, execute the following code block in a new Emacs
(started with '-Q'):

  #+begin_src elisp
    (progn 
      (setq debugger-print-function 'prin1)
      
      (defun my-useless-advice (fun &rest args)
         (apply fun args))

      (advice-add 'make-process :around #'my-useless-advice)

      (make-process :name "mandatory"
                    :command "ls"
                    :stderr 'err-buf))
  #+end_src
  
It seems that backtrace.el prints using prin1, but infers where the
button should be using cl-prin1.

My personal workaround is to stop setting debugger-print-function to
prin1 (I customized it a few years ago because I found that cl-prin1 was
really slow at the time, I guess it shouldn't be the case anymore).

Best,

Bruno


In GNU Emacs 30.0.50 (build 1, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit, cairo
 version 1.18.0) of 2024-04-17 built on keynux
Windowing system distributor 'The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.12101011
System Description: Gentoo Linux

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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-17 13:16                         ` Eli Zaretskii
@ 2024-04-17 17:55                           ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
  2024-04-17 18:18                             ` Eli Zaretskii
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 30+ messages in thread
From: Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors @ 2024-04-17 17:55 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Eli Zaretskii; +Cc: 70136, arstoffel

>> That commit I referred to had AFAICT the same effect as the one
>> discussed here: it made some modes (diff-mode, log-edit-mode, and a few
>> more) obey dir-locals whereas they didn't before.
>> And dir-locals existed since several years before that.
>> 
>> Why would it be more likely for them to have .dir-locals which
>> accidentally affect grep-mode than diff-mode/log-edit-mode/...?
>> 
>> AFAICT it risked the exact same backward compatibility problems.
>
> So we should risk it again?

Well, that risk paid off because by all accounts it seems that noone
suffered (and some people benefited), so that argues in favor of taking
that risk again.


        Stefan






^ permalink raw reply	[flat|nested] 30+ messages in thread

* bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-17 17:55                           ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
@ 2024-04-17 18:18                             ` Eli Zaretskii
  2024-04-17 18:24                               ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 30+ messages in thread
From: Eli Zaretskii @ 2024-04-17 18:18 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Stefan Monnier; +Cc: 70136, arstoffel

> From: Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca>
> Cc: arstoffel@gmail.com,  70136@debbugs.gnu.org
> Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2024 13:55:55 -0400
> 
> >> That commit I referred to had AFAICT the same effect as the one
> >> discussed here: it made some modes (diff-mode, log-edit-mode, and a few
> >> more) obey dir-locals whereas they didn't before.
> >> And dir-locals existed since several years before that.
> >> 
> >> Why would it be more likely for them to have .dir-locals which
> >> accidentally affect grep-mode than diff-mode/log-edit-mode/...?
> >> 
> >> AFAICT it risked the exact same backward compatibility problems.
> >
> > So we should risk it again?
> 
> Well, that risk paid off because by all accounts it seems that noone
> suffered (and some people benefited), so that argues in favor of taking
> that risk again.

That's not the kind of risk management and mitigation that I'm used
to.  It's like saying "crossing that junction on red light went well
and paid off, so let's risk that again on this next junction".





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* bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer
  2024-04-17 18:18                             ` Eli Zaretskii
@ 2024-04-17 18:24                               ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 30+ messages in thread
From: Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors @ 2024-04-17 18:24 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Eli Zaretskii; +Cc: 70136, arstoffel

> That's not the kind of risk management and mitigation that I'm used
> to.  It's like saying "crossing that junction on red light went well
> and paid off, so let's risk that again on this next junction".

🙂
Except that I'd seriously doubt anyone would get seriously injured if
a dir-locals setting misfires.


        Stefan


PS: admittedly, I do cross on red lights on a regular basis (not when
    driving, tho).






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* bug#70436: 30.0.50; Fail to enter the debugger when using prin1 (instead of cl-prin1)
  2024-04-17 13:29                         ` bug#70436: 30.0.50; Fail to enter the debugger when using prin1 (instead of cl-prin1) Bruno Barbier
@ 2024-04-20  8:24                           ` Eli Zaretskii
  2024-04-20  8:28                             ` Eli Zaretskii
  2024-04-20 13:57                             ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 30+ messages in thread
From: Eli Zaretskii @ 2024-04-20  8:24 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Bruno Barbier, Stefan Monnier; +Cc: 70436

> From: Bruno Barbier <brubar.cs@gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:29:14 +0200
> 
> When setting debugger-print-function to prin1, Emacs 30.0.50 may fail
> to enter the debugger.
> 
> Emacs displays something like:
> 
>     Entering debugger...
>     make-text-button: Args out of range: 67, 3000
> 
> 
> The correct behavior is to enter the debugger, with something like this:
> 
>     Debugger entered--Lisp error: (wrong-type-argument stringp nil)
>       #f(compiled-function (&rest args) "Start a program in a subprocess.  ...
>       ...
>       make-process(:name "mandatory" :command "ls" :stderr err-buf)
> 
> The problem doesn't occur with Emacs 29.3.
> 
> To manually reproduce, execute the following code block in a new Emacs
> (started with '-Q'):
> 
>   #+begin_src elisp
>     (progn 
>       (setq debugger-print-function 'prin1)
>       
>       (defun my-useless-advice (fun &rest args)
>          (apply fun args))
> 
>       (advice-add 'make-process :around #'my-useless-advice)
> 
>       (make-process :name "mandatory"
>                     :command "ls"
>                     :stderr 'err-buf))
>   #+end_src
>   
> It seems that backtrace.el prints using prin1, but infers where the
> button should be using cl-prin1.
> 
> My personal workaround is to stop setting debugger-print-function to
> prin1 (I customized it a few years ago because I found that cl-prin1 was
> really slow at the time, I guess it shouldn't be the case anymore).

Stefan, is this supposed to be supported?





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* bug#70436: 30.0.50; Fail to enter the debugger when using prin1 (instead of cl-prin1)
  2024-04-20  8:24                           ` Eli Zaretskii
@ 2024-04-20  8:28                             ` Eli Zaretskii
  2024-04-20 15:24                               ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
  2024-04-20 13:57                             ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 30+ messages in thread
From: Eli Zaretskii @ 2024-04-20  8:28 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Stefan Monnier; +Cc: brubar.cs, 70436

> Cc: 70436@debbugs.gnu.org
> Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2024 11:24:11 +0300
> From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>
> 
> > From: Bruno Barbier <brubar.cs@gmail.com>
> > Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:29:14 +0200
> > 
> > When setting debugger-print-function to prin1, Emacs 30.0.50 may fail
> > to enter the debugger.
> > 
> > Emacs displays something like:
> > 
> >     Entering debugger...
> >     make-text-button: Args out of range: 67, 3000
> > 
> > 
> > The correct behavior is to enter the debugger, with something like this:
> > 
> >     Debugger entered--Lisp error: (wrong-type-argument stringp nil)
> >       #f(compiled-function (&rest args) "Start a program in a subprocess.  ...
> >       ...
> >       make-process(:name "mandatory" :command "ls" :stderr err-buf)
> > 
> > The problem doesn't occur with Emacs 29.3.
> > 
> > To manually reproduce, execute the following code block in a new Emacs
> > (started with '-Q'):
> > 
> >   #+begin_src elisp
> >     (progn 
> >       (setq debugger-print-function 'prin1)
> >       
> >       (defun my-useless-advice (fun &rest args)
> >          (apply fun args))
> > 
> >       (advice-add 'make-process :around #'my-useless-advice)
> > 
> >       (make-process :name "mandatory"
> >                     :command "ls"
> >                     :stderr 'err-buf))
> >   #+end_src
> >   
> > It seems that backtrace.el prints using prin1, but infers where the
> > button should be using cl-prin1.
> > 
> > My personal workaround is to stop setting debugger-print-function to
> > prin1 (I customized it a few years ago because I found that cl-prin1 was
> > really slow at the time, I guess it shouldn't be the case anymore).
> 
> Stefan, is this supposed to be supported?

Btw, if I also set backtrace-print-function to prin1, the above recipe
works as expected.  So maybe we should document that changing
debugger-print-function should also change backtrace-print-function?
Or even use the value of debugger-print-function as the default value
of backtrace-print-function?





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* bug#70436: 30.0.50; Fail to enter the debugger when using prin1 (instead of cl-prin1)
  2024-04-20  8:24                           ` Eli Zaretskii
  2024-04-20  8:28                             ` Eli Zaretskii
@ 2024-04-20 13:57                             ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 30+ messages in thread
From: Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors @ 2024-04-20 13:57 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Eli Zaretskii; +Cc: Bruno Barbier, 70436

> Stefan, is this supposed to be supported?

Yes.


        Stefan






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* bug#70436: 30.0.50; Fail to enter the debugger when using prin1 (instead of cl-prin1)
  2024-04-20  8:28                             ` Eli Zaretskii
@ 2024-04-20 15:24                               ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 30+ messages in thread
From: Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors @ 2024-04-20 15:24 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Eli Zaretskii; +Cc: brubar.cs, 70436

I pushed a quick fix to `master`.


        Stefan






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2024-04-17  8:31                     ` Augusto Stoffel
2024-04-17 13:03                       ` Eli Zaretskii
2024-04-17 13:29                         ` bug#70436: 30.0.50; Fail to enter the debugger when using prin1 (instead of cl-prin1) Bruno Barbier
2024-04-20  8:24                           ` Eli Zaretskii
2024-04-20  8:28                             ` Eli Zaretskii
2024-04-20 15:24                               ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
2024-04-20 13:57                             ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
2024-04-17 12:36                     ` bug#70136: 30.0.50; compilation-mode [was: comint-mode] doesn't call hack-dir-local-variables-non-file-buffer Eli Zaretskii
2024-04-17 12:59                       ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
2024-04-17 13:16                         ` Eli Zaretskii
2024-04-17 17:55                           ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
2024-04-17 18:18                             ` Eli Zaretskii
2024-04-17 18:24                               ` Stefan Monnier via Bug reports for GNU Emacs, the Swiss army knife of text editors
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2024-04-16 12:37               ` Eli Zaretskii
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