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Re: save-buffer in tar-mode

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: save-buffer in tar-mode
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2004 10:18:51 -0500

      What tar-mode would ideally want to do
    > is copy the tar data to auxiliary buffer B so buffer A could be in 
    > and buffer A in unibyte, but copying 25MB of tar data is a bit costly, so
    > instead we could offer a primitive that swaps the buffer_text of
    > two buffers.

I think it would work, and it might be a good idea.
However, something about it seems not quite right.
I have the feeling that the really right thing to do would
be different in some detail.

Perhaps attempting to write the buffer A into a file should actually
write buffer B into the file.

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