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Re: Temporary notes in Emacs buffers?

From: John Yates
Subject: Re: Temporary notes in Emacs buffers?
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 18:46:54 -0500

My read is that bookmarks share the same deficiency as tag tables.
That is once loaded it is the user's responsibility to manage.


On Sat, Jan 11, 2020 at 11:02 AM Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > You can have any number of bookmark files, and they can be stored
> > > anywhere.
> >
> > For vanilla Emacs bookmarks (I guess you spoke of bookmark+ bookmarks),
> > this is not true
> It is true also for vanilla Emacs.  A bookmark file
> can be anywhere, and you can have any number of them.
> Even vanilla Emacs has command `bookmark-load', and
> that lets you load a bookmark file (located anywhere),
> either (1) replacing the existing set of current
> bookmarks or (2) adding to that existing set.
> > I tried to use `bookmark-file' as a file local
> > variable - this has no effect.
> `C-h v bookmark-file' tells you that it is "Old name
> for `bookmark-default-file'."  The latter's name and
> doc string tell you that its value is just the
> _default_ location for a bookmark file, e.g. for
> prompting when you save or load:
>   "File in which to save bookmarks by default."
> > Then I tried with
> > `bookmark-default-file' as file local variable -
> > this is also ignored unless you bind
> > `bookmark-bookmarks-timestamp' to nil in addition.
> > While this finally worked and I could use a
> > file-local bookmark file, my real bookmark file
> > got erased in the process...
> I don't understand what you're trying to do; sorry.
> You can have your own variables, file-local or not,
> to do anything, including to point to bookmark files,
> which can be anywhere.
> I think maybe you are confusing the default
> bookmark-file location with the location of a given
> bookmark file.  But it's not clear to me just what
> you want to do.
> > I learned that authors of the vanilla bookmark code didn't intend to
> > support using multiple bookmark files like this.
> Dunno what "like this" means here.

John Yates
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