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Re: Introducing 'unrecognized and 'ignored

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Introducing 'unrecognized and 'ignored
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 10:56:23 -0500
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>> >    This can't be right: we have no idea what buffer we're in at this point.
>> > you're right.  i have just installed a `with-current-buffer' wrapper.
>> >> +       (setq mode-line-process " (background)")
>> >    The problem with this is that it's not necessarily clear that we're
>> >    changing mode-line-process in the right buffer either, here.
>> > PROC is taken from (current-buffer).  is that not reliable?
>> It's reliable in that we know which buffer it is, but that doesn't mean
>> it's the right buffer.  Isn't it often a hidden buffer like *vc* rather
>> than the vc-status buffer itself?

> Yep, this seems to work for things like log, diff, annotate, but for
> vc-status it does not, because as you say, the status command does not
> run in vc-status buffer, but in a hidden temporary buffer.
> It seems that a different mechanism is needed for that case.

Yes, I guess the change is fine, and just needs to be supplemented with
some special code for vc-status.


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