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Re: Loading files at startup (desktop) and revert-buffer leave buffers *
Re: Loading files at startup (desktop) and revert-buffer leave buffers **.
Sat, 23 Nov 2002 15:27:35 +0000
tin/1.4.5-20010409 ("One More Nightmare") (UNIX) (Linux/2.0.35 (i686))
Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> wrote on Mon, 22 Jul 2002 20:16:51
> Emacs 21.1.
> I am using desktop (i.e. I have
> (load "desktop")
> in my .emacs)
> Some of my files which get loaded continually (and which I rarely/never
> save) are marked as changed in the mode-line ("**") each time I start
> Whenever I perform a revert-buffer for any of these files, the buffer
> gets reverted, yet the mode-line continues to display "**".
> For what it's worth, there is a file called #filename# for each of these
> Is this a bug, or have I misunderstood something?
> Thanks in advance.
Hi, everybody. My problem was nothing whatsoever to do with desktop.
What was happening was that I was setting text properties on these files'
buffers immediately after loading them (I think that loading a file
counts as a "change" for after-change-functions). Setting text
properties marks a file as changed.
I don't see why setting text properties should mark a file as changed.
It seems to me that text properties are more an internal lisp structure,
and the buffer-changed flag should reflect only changes to the contents
of the buffer - i.e. that were the buffer to be saved, it would have
different contents from the file that had been loaded. What is the
thinking behind this use of the buffer-changed flag?
Anyhow, apologies to anybody I sent off on a wild goose chase tracking
down this non-existent bug.
Alan Mackenzie (Munich, Germany)
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