>>>> "John" == John Jones <jj(a)asu.edu>
>>>> Didier Verna writes:
> I find the default value of this variable particularly
> agressive and arbitrary. I think it should be reduced to the
> minimum, like binary files or so.
John> I think the default matches what many users would want. For
John> example, many of the entries are there from TeX/LaTeX. This
John> wouldn't affect non-TeX users (so no harm done) and it is
John> really nice for people who do use TeX.
Not for me. Although I use TeX, I have used the extensions .toc,
.idx, and .log for various text files in the past (and still use .log
a lot); they're obvious mnemonics and the 8.3 habit is hard to break
A few minutes' reflection suggests that the immediate reaction---a
package, eg, AUC-TeX, should do it---isn't going to work very well.
However what could be done easily enough (I think) is to create a
Custom "Variables That There Is No Consensus Default For" group. For
this kind of variable, if you wanted to add TeX extensions to the
ignored extensions, you would add a checkbox widget to its Custom
widget list. For efficiency, we probably would want some kind of
filter to weed out duplicates (I bet lots of applications produce
ignorable .toc, .log, and .idx files, for example).
 This _would_ work for me, since I want the TeX extensions in
`completion-ignored-extensions' on a buffer-local basis; what doesn't
work is defaulting to that for people who haven't loaded a TeX package
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