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Re: threads and kill-buffer

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: threads and kill-buffer
Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2012 05:53:56 +0300

> From: Tom Tromey <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2012 14:36:22 -0600
> One idea here would be to make various operations on buffers throw an
> exception if the killed buffer were used.  For example, "insert" would
> do this.
> One problem with this approach is that this may mean that 'let' could
> now throw a "killed-buffer" exception in some cases.  This seems
> moderately surprising.
> Another problem with this approach is just that it is hard to implement.
> I see 1085 references to 'current_buffer' in the tree, and presumably
> I'd have to examine each one...
> Yet another idea is to make kill-buffer refuse to do this.

How about letting kill-buffer succeed, but delay the actual deletion
of the buffer until no thread has it as current, like what Posix
filesystems do with file deletion?

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