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Re: [PATCH] Add user option to disable location in bookmarks

From: Jamie Beardslee
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add user option to disable location in bookmarks
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 10:24:42 +1200
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> You don't specify what the actual problem is.  How does a bookmark
> interfere with save-place?  Maybe provide a step-by-step recipe to
> show the problem, starting from `emacs -Q' (no init file).

‘bookmark-set’ saves the position--by which I mean point and context
strings--with no option (that I can find) of not saving it.  When using
‘bookmark-jump’, point will always be moved to that position, ignoring
the position from save-place.

> Just what behavior are you looking for?  Do you not want to open the
> file at all?  (If so, what do you want the bookmark to do with the
> file, instead of opening it?)
> If you want the bookmark to open the file, where do you want the
> cursor to be in it - at what position?

My patch allows the user to choose whether or not the bookmark record
should be in control of the position.

> A bookmark can target a file in any way you want, including (but not
> limited to) opening it at a given position.  You can easily bookmark a
> file so that the bookmark opens it with the cursor at position 1, for
> example.  (And you need not visit a file in order to bookmark it.)
> Finally, a bookmark need not have any `location' field.

I understand this.  I think it would be useful to have a simple
accessible way to effectively disable the point manipulation part of
bookmarks.  It’s not exactly convenient to edit the bookmark file by
hand every time a bookmark is created just to disable this feature.


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