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bug#24962: 26.0.50; list-buffers doesn't show buffers w/ name " "... vis


From: Clément Pit--Claudel
Subject: bug#24962: 26.0.50; list-buffers doesn't show buffers w/ name " "... visiting a file
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:22:01 -0500
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On 2016-11-18 12:09, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> From: Clément Pit--Claudel <address@hidden>
>> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:48:07 -0500
>>
>>>> >From the Emacs manual:
>>>> doc/lispref/buffers.texi (Buffer Names):
>>>> Buffers that are ephemeral and generally uninteresting to the user
>>>> have names starting with a space, so that the @code{list-buffers} and
>>>> @code{buffer-menu} commands don't mention them (but if such a buffer
>>>> visits a file, it @strong{is} mentioned).
>>>
>>> Thank.  Please add a test for this to the test suite.
>>
>> Could we fix the manual instead? Or do we have evidence that all modes that 
>> use temporary buffers visiting files set buffer-file-name to nil to prevent 
>> these buffers from being listed?
> 
> I'm not sure what use case you have in mind.  Usually, temporary
> buffers don't visit files, those files are inserted into temporary
> buffers without affecting buffer-file-name.  But maybe you are talking
> about some scenario I'm missing.

Just a vague worry; no special scenario.

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