Commit ed463255 authored by Kim F. Storm's avatar Kim F. Storm
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(syms_of_buffer) <mode-line-format>: Document symbol

dependency on `risky-local-variable' and the :propertize form.
parent 58a7e98d
......@@ -5259,8 +5259,13 @@ A value of nil means don't display a mode line.
For a symbol, its value is used (but it is ignored if t or nil).
A string appearing directly as the value of a symbol is processed verbatim
in that the %-constructs below are not recognized.
Note that unless the symbol is marked as a `risky-local-variable', all
properties in any strings, as well as all :eval and :propertize forms
in the value of that symbol will be ignored.
For a list of the form `(:eval FORM)', FORM is evaluated and the result
is used as a mode line element.
For a list of the form `(:propertize ELT PROPS...)', ELT is displayed
with the specified properties PROPS applied.
For a list whose car is a symbol, the symbol's value is taken,
and if that is non-nil, the cadr of the list is processed recursively.
Otherwise, the caddr of the list (if there is one) is processed.
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