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Re: term.el and undo

From: Mark Plaksin
Subject: Re: term.el and undo
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 16:13:53 -0400
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> Cases like running `top' under M-x term build up big undo lists.
> It seems to me that undo information is useless in that case.
> However, just disabling undo in term buffers seems like a mistake.
> There are some cases, such as editing user input in line mode,
> where undo info is certainly desired.
> Here's a patch that should disable generation of undo information
> for output done by the subprogram.  Could those who use term.el
> try it and report on whether the results make sense?

Personally I'd be happy with *no* undo in term buffers.  Undo with the
patch works as expected when in line mode and editing a command-line.
That's the only time that undo seems useful.  With the patch using undo at
any other time makes the cursor jump around from line to line which is

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