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From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: TODO
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 13:54:50 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>> >> Please let me know if anyone is already working on one of these tasks.
>> >> 
>> >> ** make emacsclient accept -nw as a synonym to -t.
>> >> 
>> >> ** Replace some uses of the preprocessor code in Makefile.in with the
>> >> equivalent autoconf.
>> >> 
>> >> ** Make "emacs --daemon" start emacs without showing any frame.
>> >> Use emacsclient later to open frames.
>> > AFAIK nobody has publicly announced that is working on any of these.
>> > Do you have a copyright assignment on file?  If not, it would make sense
>> > to get started on that as soon as possible, so that it is ready by the
>> > time you finish writing the code.
>> >> ** Make vc-checkin avoid reverting the buffer if has not changed after
>> >> the checkin. Comparing (md5 BUFFER) to (md5 FILE) should be enough.
>> > I have a patch for this one.
>> > But it needs a few more eyes on it from people that know the code
>> > involved very well to make sure it is correct and the right thing to do.
>> > The patch itself is not too complicated.
>> BTW, I'd like someone to clarify the goal.  I.e. what is it trying
>> to fix.  It seems that if the file hasn't been changed, the current code
>> should at the very least end up not modifying the buffer (since
>> insert-file-contents already compares the bytes to find the unchanged
>> prefix and suffix).  So what is the difference in this case between
>> calling revert-buffer and not calling it?

> The goal is not to revert the buffer after a checkin.  Right now files
> are reverted by default after a checkin (because of the possibility that
> keyword expansion can change the file?).  Not reverting would be good
> because it would keep the undo history (you probably remember that
> discussion).

If the problem is the undo-list, then we can change insert-file-contents
to not clear the buffer-undo-list in the case where it did make any
changes to the buffer.


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