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09 Jun 2004 05:59:02 -0400
Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50
> let-binding inhibit-read-only would probably avoid this kind of problem
> and would also be more correct, most likely.
> You mean let-binding inhibit-read-only to t around the call to message?
> That would not seem to be OK, because, one never knows, the user might
> have, deliberately or accidentally, made the dired buffer writable.
We seem to miscommunicate: most let-bindings of buffer-read-only (99.9% of
which are to nil) are due to people not knowing that they should bind
inhibit-read-only to t instead.
So I suggested to replace one let-binding with the other.
It would most likely fix the minibuffer thing because it would leave the
buffer-read-only variable alone, thus not triggering a minibuffer-refresh.
I have no idea what kind of problem you´re referring to w.r.t writable
Re: dired.el, Richard Stallman, 2004/06/07