Alex's Slip-box

These are my org-mode notes in sort of Zettelkasten style

Mode specific variables

I wanted to set the flycheck-check-syntax-automatically variable to a value only for typescript-mode without that affecting buffers in other modes for which the variable would retain its original, globally set value.

For this, I used the setq-local macro.

This does two things:

  1. creates a buffer local binding for the variable name (eg make-local-variable).
  2. and sets a buffer local value for that variable.

For a full explanation, see

So, in the end, I used a mode hook:

(add-hook 'typescript-mode-hook
            (setq-local flycheck-check-syntax-automatically '(mode-enabled save new-line))))