It works when using
setq-default in place of
setq or when customizing through
C-h v reports that it is set in 'C source code'.
I was thinking it might be affected by my
c-default-style, but my
setq appears after it:
(setq c-default-style '((c-mode . "stroustrup") (other . "stroustrup"))) ... (setq indent-tabs-mode nil)
I have made sure I am not using smart tabs or any other tab settings.
My understanding of setq:
1. Creates and sets the local variable if not present.
2. Sets local variable if present.
3. Does not affect default.
My understanding of setq-default:
1. If local variable is present only the default is affected.
2. If no local variable present default and local are set.
With this understanding in mind and assuming the local variable takes precedence, why would changing the default value have an effect, but not changing the local value?