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Re: [ELPA] New package: salv

From: Akib Azmain Turja
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: salv
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2022 23:24:43 +0600

Philip Kaludercic <philipk@posteo.net> writes:

> Adam Porter <adam@alphapapa.net> writes:
>> Hi Stefan, et al,
>> I'd like to submit salv.el [0] to GNU ELPA.  The readme describes it
>> like so:
>>   Salve, v. t. & i.
>>   To save, as a ship or goods, from the perils of the sea.
>>   --Webster, 1913
>>   Q: How does this package differ from other ones that automatically
>>      save buffers?
>>   A: Salve is a buffer-local minor mode, rather than being a global
>>      mode.  It is activated in buffers the user wants to be saved,
>>      rather than in all buffers (requiring the user to exclude ones that
>>      aren't to be saved).  It uses per-buffer idle timers, rather than a
>>      global timer.  It only runs a timer when a buffer is modified after
>>      being saved, rather than constantly.  Because of these
>>      characteristics, it's simple and lightweight.
>> Please see the attached patch to elpa-packages.
>> Thanks,
>> Adam
>> 0: https://github.com/alphapapa/salv.el
> Not to sound judgemental, but considering that the real functionality of
> the package is about 30-40 lines of code, couldn't this be converted
> into a patch to files.el?

That's a good idea IMHO.

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