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Re: Return values of (find-file-noselect), etc.

From: Douglas Lewan
Subject: Re: Return values of (find-file-noselect), etc.
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2019 19:49:21 -0500
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On 01/06/2019 05:13 PM, Stefan Monnier wrote:
>> If I have my emacs environment set up to call (cpio-mode) when it
>> detects that a file is a cpio archive, then, e.g. (find-file-noselect
>> "cpio-archive"), returns the dired-style buffer, not the buffer of the
>> found file. So, any processing based on the newly found file is done
>> with the dired-style buffer instead of the buffer with the newly found file.
> It should return the buffer whose buffer-file-name is that of the file.
> I think in your case, that should be the dired-style buffer and *also*
> the buffer from which cpio-mode was called (i.e. the buffer which
> originally held the file's content).
> In RMAIL we satisfy these constraints using buffer-swap-text.
Either way, that's not what I'm seeing. Should this be recorded as a bug?

Douglas Lewan
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