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bug#13949: 24.3.50; `fill-paragraph' should not always put the buffer as


From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: bug#13949: 24.3.50; `fill-paragraph' should not always put the buffer as modified
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:34:40 +0100
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Am 14.03.2013 18:53, schrieb Eli Zaretskii:
From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:38:08 -0400

Well, since the `fill-paragraph' command at step #4 leaved the buffer
with the same contents, flagging the buffer as modified was
unnecessary in this case.

AFAIK there are two ways to go about it:
- compare the sha1 of the paragraph before and after filling and reset
   buffer-modified-p if it shows the text hasn't changed.

This has the disadvantage of scanning the entire buffer, which might
increase paging and memory pressure in general.

- change fill.el so that filling paragraph doesn't just "unfill whole
   paragraph + fill whole paragraph" but instead goes line by line, and
   only modifies the text where there's a need to.

But it sounds like Dani wants this behavior not only for
fill-paragraph, but for any command that can potentially modify the
buffer, but actually doesn't.  This would require to compute sha1
before and after every command that might change the buffer.





If fill-paragraph is at stake only, store paragraph in a string at beginning and
compare the result should be enough to reset the modify flag if justified.

Andreas





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