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Re: [O] How to do proper folding and semantic markup

From: Nick Dokos
Subject: Re: [O] How to do proper folding and semantic markup
Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2016 18:04:37 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eduardo Mercovich <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Adam.
>>> Also less known that it deserves, for focusing I do use narrowing a
>>> lot: [...]
>> Yeah, that's basically what tree-to-indirect does, it makes an indirect
>> buffer and then narrows it.  So you can widen the indirect buffer and get
>> another view of the whole buffer. [...]
> Excuse me if this sounds almost philosophical, but in which situation an
> indirect buffer may be better that just focusing on the same (original)
> buffer? For example, when you are toying with potentially big
> modifications and don't want to replace the original? Is it like opening
> a parallel path to try things without worries?
No - if you change the indirect buffer, you change the base buffer as
well. See

(info "(elisp) Indirect buffers")

For some uses, see


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