[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: How to reliably edit a file from within Emacs Lisp and return a stri

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: How to reliably edit a file from within Emacs Lisp and return a string?
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2019 18:44:39 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

* Eli Zaretskii <> [2019-08-24 18:12]:
> Is the program iterating over the fields in some predefined order?

I can choose which field to edit, like using helm and then choosing a
field to edit. But more often I keep it without helm. There is
completing-read. And I have choices like to choose what to edit, then
it comes back.

> Also, are you feeding back each field individually, or do you need to
> have them all edited before feeding them back as a single record?

Each field individually.

> One possibility would be to let the user edit all the fields in the
> same buffer; then killing that buffer would be your signal that
> everything is ready to be fed back, and you could do that feeding in
> the hook function itself.

There are too many tables, fields, that is not a good solution, and
also not reliable to let too many information pieces waiting to be
inserted back into database.

> > It could be solved if I could hold on find-file, and to know that
> > find-file finished its job, so that Emacs Lisp can continue after
> > find-file
> That isn't workable, since find-file finishes its job once it has the
> file's contents in a buffer.  The user didn't yet edit the buffer, so
> it is not yet time for you to do anything.  Your mental model seems to
> be that find-file only returns when the user finishes editing and
> saves the edits, but that's not how this works in reality.

OK fine, it is not working that way.

Look what I have observed:

M-x shell

ยง emacsclient "file"

it works here inside of M-x shell where it says "Waiting for

So I can launch emacsclient from shell within Emacs with waiting

Do you know if I could somehow invoke automatically this below?

To do some invokation like M-x shell, but with the the shell command
something like: `emacsclient file', so to launch emacsclient with such
waiting stage and upon return I could then continue program execution.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]