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4.1 Customizable variables

This section summarizes variables used for Flymake configuration.

flymake-log-level
Controls logging output, see Troubleshooting.
flymake-allowed-file-name-masks
A list of (filename-regexp, init-function, cleanup-function getfname-function) for configuring syntax check tools. See Adding support for a new syntax check tool.
flymake-master-file-dirs
A list of directories for searching a master file. See Locating a master file.
flymake-get-project-include-dirs-function
A function used for obtaining a list of project include dirs (C/C++ specific). See Getting the include directories.
flymake-master-file-count-limit
flymake-check-file-limit
Used when looking for a master file. See Locating a master file.
flymake-err-line-patterns
Patterns for error/warning messages in the form (regexp file-idx line-idx col-idx err-text-idx). See Parsing the output.
flymake-compilation-prevents-syntax-check
A flag indicating whether compilation and syntax check of the same file cannot be run simultaneously.
flymake-no-changes-timeout
If any changes are made to the buffer, syntax check is automatically started after flymake-no-changes-timeout seconds.
flymake-gui-warnings-enabled
A boolean flag indicating whether Flymake will show message boxes for non-recoverable errors. If flymake-gui-warnings-enabled is nil, these errors will only be logged to the *Messages* buffer.
flymake-start-syntax-check-on-newline
A boolean flag indicating whether to start syntax check after a newline character is added to the buffer.
flymake-errline
A custom face for highlighting lines for which at least one error has been reported.
flymake-warnline
A custom face for highlighting lines for which at least one warning and no errors have been reported.
flymake-error-bitmap
A bitmap used in the fringe to mark lines for which an error has been reported.
flymake-warning-bitmap
A bitmap used in the fringe to mark lines for which a warning has been reported.
flymake-fringe-indicator-position
Which fringe (if any) should show the warning/error bitmaps.