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Re: bug#2137: 23.0.60; Saving Rmail buffer does not show the "Saving fil
Re: bug#2137: 23.0.60; Saving Rmail buffer does not show the "Saving file ..." message
Sun, 01 Feb 2009 20:35:12 -0500
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)
> In an Rmail buffer, type "C-x C-s" to save it: you will almost never
> see the usual "Saving file FOO..." message, because buffer-soze,
> called by save-buffer, returns the size of the current message, not of
> the entire message collection.
> The clean way to fix this is with something like `buffer-swapped-with'.
> I did not remember the existence of this feature when I recommended
> implementing `buffer-swapped-with', so I can't really say "I told you
> so." But there is a general tendency that these sorts of features
> need to be checked and acted on in various places in the code, and
> most of them don't have any hooks.
This problem at least simply points to a current bug in save-buffer.
Maybe with buffer-swapped-with you could work around the bug rather than
fixing it. Or even fail to see that it's a general bug rather than
a problem with buffer-swapped-with. I'm not sure it's a benefit.