|author||Tom Ryder <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2019-06-09 00:12:46 +1200|
|committer||Tom Ryder <email@example.com>||2019-06-09 00:12:46 +1200|
|parent||Move C resets further up (diff)|
Develop commentary of 'modeline' awfulness
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 1 deletions
@@ -527,7 +527,15 @@ set listchars+=nbsp:+ " Non-breaking spaces
set showmatch matchtime=3
-" Don't allow setting options via buffer content
+" Don't let your editor's options be configured by content in arbitrary files!
+" Down with modelines! Purge them from your files! Écrasez l'infâme!
+" I think that modelines are Vim's worst misfeature, and that 'nomodeline'
+" should be the default. It's enabled pretty bad security vulnerabilities
+" over the years, and it's a lot more effective to use filetype detection,
+" other automatic command hooks, or systems like .editorconfig to set
+" variables specifically for a buffer or project.
" Treat numbers with a leading zero as decimal, not octal