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Re: Bugs related to buffer-local tags-file-name

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: Bugs related to buffer-local tags-file-name
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 02:04:59 +0200
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On 22.11.2016 20:53, Josiah Schwab wrote:

There is a collection of issues related to setting buffer-local values
of tags-file-name (either directly with setq-local or via
visit-tags-table).  Many of these have been around for a long time.


These bugs (and bugs merged into them) have clear steps to reproduce the
issues, as well as decent analysis (and in some cases proposed patches).

If you could try the one-line patch from https://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=23164#23 and verify which of the bugs it fixes (and whether it makes anything worse), it would very helpful.

This morning, I reproduced a number of these with current release
version of (emacs 25.1) and the development version (git

Could someone who understands etags.el take a look at these bugs?  It
seems possible that some minor refactoring might kill several of these
at once.

I'm not sure such someone exists anymore. Also see my comment in https://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=21443#28.


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