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Re: cc-mode adds newlines

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: cc-mode adds newlines
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 01:14:26 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Andries Brouwer <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sun, Nov 28, 2004 at 06:17:42PM +0100, Martin Stjernholm wrote:
>> you have to produce directly applicable arguments
>> if you want to convince me.
> The basic point is that of data integrity.
> Files must not be changed unless the user asks for a change.
> When there has not been any such explicit request, and .emacs
> is empty, then emacs should not do any helpful polishing.
> The current situation, where (after 0 changes) save-buffer
> returns "(No changes need to be saved)" and write-file
> nevertheless writes a different file, is unfortunate and messy.

I would say that such behaviour is a bug in require-final-newline,
not in the way cc-mode uses it.

IMO, require-final-newline should only be checked when saving a file
which is already modified.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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