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Re: Creating an empty file

From: Giorgos Keramidas
Subject: Re: Creating an empty file
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 04:58:50 +0200

On 2007-01-23 18:57, Micha?l Cadilhac <address@hidden> wrote:
>Jay Belanger <address@hidden> writes:
>>David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>>> This would probably also apply for an existing file that has been
>>> changed on disk, but not in the Emacs buffer.  In this case it might
>>> possibly make sense to ask the "revert buffer" question before saving.
>>> In the case of a non-existing file, there is nothing to revert to,
>>> however.
>> So are you suggesting that when saving a file whose buffer has not
>> been changed, that Emacs should compare it to the disk file anyhow?
>> I had always (always=for the last 10 seconds) thought that it didn't
>> for efficiency reasons.
> Well, the modification flag has a certain use that should be
> preserved. What may be done is to add a var
> `new-files-are-already-modified'.

Do we really *need* this?  The `C-x C-s' command will not save empty,
new, unmodified files.  The `C-x C-w' command will happily write empty
files though...

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