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Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 19e09cf: Ensure redisplay after evaluation

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 19e09cf: Ensure redisplay after evaluation
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 13:18:35 -0500

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  > You lost me here.  What I'm suggesting is to add a hook that's called
  > when some variables are modified.  So to me it sounds just like advice: as
  > long as you don't use this hook, Emacs's behavior is unchanged.

Yes, the two issues are similar.

  > And just like with an advice, if you use such a hook in your ~/.emacs
  > you can shoot yourself in the foot, but if you use this is one of your
  > package, you might shoot the foot of your users.

Not just them.  You might shoot the foot of anyone that tries
to debug a problem that is reported by the users of your package.

Dr Richard Stallman
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