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Re: I don't understand this comment on message2

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: I don't understand this comment on message2
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 15:58:21 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Richard M. Stallman" <address@hidden> writes:

>        The buffer M must continue to exist until after the echo area gets
>        cleared or some other message gets displayed there.  This means do
>        not pass text that is stored in a Lisp string; do not pass text in
>        a buffer that was alloca'd.  */
> I think that comment is probably obsolete.  Nowadays the echo area
> text is stored in real buffers.  Before Emacs 20, I think it was
> stored in null-terminated C strings.
> You could double-check this by looking at the code from Emacs 19.
> If this comment was needed for that reason, it can be deleted now.

That was the reason, yes.  I have rewritten the comment.

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

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