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server buffer killing


From: Ian Zimmerman
Subject: server buffer killing
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 09:41:40 -0700

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In GNU Emacs 21.2.1 (i386-debian-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2002-03-22 on raven, modified by Debian
configured using `configure  i386-debian-linux-gnu --prefix=/usr 
--sharedstatedir=/var/lib --libexecdir=/usr/lib --localstatedir=/var/lib 
--infodir=/usr/share/info --mandir=/usr/share/man --with-pop=yes --with-x=yes 
--with-x-toolkit=athena --without-gif'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: nil
  locale-coding-system: nil
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

There seems to be a small but crucial typo in server.el which makes the 
documentation of
server-kill-new-buffers wrong:

  If non-nil, kill a buffer unless it already existed before editing
  it with Emacs server. If nil, kill only buffers as specified by
  `server-temp-file-regexp'.

*** /usr/share/emacs/21.2/lisp/server.el        Sun Oct 21 18:25:57 2001
--- ./server.el Fri Oct 10 09:37:25 2003
***************
*** 401,407 ****
                         server-kill-new-buffers
                         (save-excursion
                           (set-buffer buffer)
!                          server-existing-buffer))
                (setq killed t)
                (bury-buffer buffer)
                (kill-buffer buffer))
--- 401,407 ----
                         server-kill-new-buffers
                         (save-excursion
                           (set-buffer buffer)
!                          (not server-existing-buffer)))
                (setq killed t)
                (bury-buffer buffer)
                (kill-buffer buffer))


As it is, server buffers for non-temporary files _never_ get killed
with C-x #.  Not really a big deal, as I can always kill them with C-x
k and answer the prompt, but the inconsistency with documentation is
jarring :-)

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Von Platen.




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