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NAME

       scopes - a

DESCRIPTION

       Scopes are groups in which a particular Kakoune object (a variable, hook, alias etc) can
       have different values, depending on the group the value was declared in.

NAMES AND HIERARCHY

       Scopes are named as follows:

       window
           context linked to the window displaying a buffer

       buffer
           context linked directly to the buffer

       global
           global context linked to the instance of Kakoune

       The following order of priority applies to the above scopes:

           window ]> buffer ]> global

       The above priority line implies that objects can have individual values that will be
       resolved first in the window scope (highest priority), then in the buffer scope, and
       finally in the global scope (lowest priority).

USES

       The scope paradigm is very useful as it allows the user to customize the behavior of the
       editor without modifying the configuration globally, as is the case with other editors who
       only have a single global scope by default.

       Examples:

       filetype
           A single buffer opened in two separate windows can have different filetypes declared
           in the window scope with set (c.f. the options documentation page)

       status line
           All the buffers of the current session can have the same information displayed in the
           status line, except for a specific buffer (the modelinefmt option can be declared in
           the global scope, and customized in the buffer scope with set, c.f. the options
           documentation page)

EXECUTION CONTEXT

       Some commands work in a specific context that might exclude one or several scopes
       altogether, consequently ignoring some values of a given object.

       Example: the window scope is never considered when resolving the values of options when
       writing a buffer (e.g. BOM, eolformat).

                                                                                    KAK_SCOPES(1)