freeimage # -*- tcl -*-

Jochem Huhmann joh at
Tue Apr 17 13:02:54 PDT 2007

On 2007-04-17, at 12:44, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> The portfile for freeimage begins with this line:
> # -*- tcl -*-
> I don't know what the line does. I guess it informs some editor  
> that this is a tcl file, but I don't know what editor that would  
> be. Does anyone know?

It's Emacs.

> No other portfiles begin with (or contain) such a line, so I would  
> like to remove it for consistency (so that all portfiles begin with  
> the # $Id$ line). Any objection to removing this line?

Is there any technical merit to consistency here? If not and if you  
absolutely *have* to do something, replace it for clarity with

# Emacs, this is a -*- tcl -*- file.

or something like that.


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