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Re: Remove all existing file notification watches from Emacs

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: Remove all existing file notification watches from Emacs
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2021 15:30:53 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:

Hi Stefan,

> I can see its use while debugging but I can't imagine it being of any
> use in real ELisp code because it's much too blunt.

Not only in code. It's an interactive command.

> [ Personally I'd put a `--` in its name and/or add some blurb in the
> docstring explaining it's only for debugging.  ]

Nope. There have been bug reports in the past, that Emacs was stalled
after creating hundreds of file notifications. One solution is to
stop/restart Emacs. The other solution is this command.

>> The code is simple enough to avoid regressions. I'd like to add it to
>> the emacs-28 branch (plus doc), any objection?
> I don't see any reason why it needs to be in emacs-28.
> It's not a bugfix and there's no hurry.

After advice from Eli, I've pushed it to master.

>         Stefan

Best regards, Michael.

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