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Re: Emacs Improvement

From: Arturo García Ares
Subject: Re: Emacs Improvement
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 18:27:51 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.28i

On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 01:44:14PM +0200, address@hidden wrote:
>  > This is such a snippet:
>  > (add-hook 'find-file-hooks
>  >           (lambda ()
>  >             (add-to-list 'file-name-history
>  >                          (abbreviate-file-name (buffer-file-name)))))
> This modifies what happens when you M-x find-file within Emacs, not
> what happens with file name arguments passed in on the command line.
> Also it duplicates what Emacs already does by itself (you don't get
> duplicates on file-name-history because add-to-list won't add a file
> name which is there already).

File names passed as arguments to emacs are opened via find-file, so in
effect the above code adds those files to file-name-history.
Yes: duplicates are (intentionally) avoided by add-to-list, and it's
not optimal to let the hook execute for every visited file when it's
only required for non-interactive (by interactive I mean those opened
via C-x C-f) file opens. Nevertheless, it's harmless, except for the
extra cpu cycles. It's just a quick hack tu put in your .emacs, but it
does the job (have you tried it?)

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