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Re: Adding refactoring capabilities to Emacs

From: João Távora
Subject: Re: Adding refactoring capabilities to Emacs
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2023 09:06:09 +0100

On Tue, Sep 26, 2023 at 6:36 AM Alfred M. Szmidt <ams@gnu.org> wrote:

> If you have a diff on file, you are most probobly going to apply it,
> and also probobly going to remove a hunk or two or edit the diff in
> some manner.  (That this is "relatively rare" I disagree from my own
> usage and experience).  Not to mention that visiting a file on disk,
> that is read-write, and Emacs making it read-only would be very
> strange.

I completely agree with these two points.  Even non-file diff-mode
buffers, such as the ones provided by piping git diff into Emacs
(yes, I can do that :-) ) are generally better left read-write,
since I frequently edit them to kill hunks I'm not interested in.


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