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Re: tramp (2.2.5-pre); Lingering default-directory causing damage

From: Dave Abrahams
Subject: Re: tramp (2.2.5-pre); Lingering default-directory causing damage
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 21:16:09 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.0.94 (darwin)

on Thu Jun 14 2012, Michael Albinus <> wrote:

> Dave Abrahams <address@hidden> writes:
> Hi Dave,
>>> But this would also alter other buffers, which are still useful (like
>>> dired buffers etc). For those buffers, it would be fatal if
>>> `default-directory' would have been faked.
>> Deleting them would be bad in many circumstances, e.g. if they are Gnus
>> buffers.
> So we have a conflict, 'cause faking the default directory would also
> hit buffers I do not want to change this way in my use case.

Even if it's just tied to cleanup-all-buffers?

> Wouldn't it be better to ask the Gnus folks to use a local default
> directory for their buffers? Like this:
> (let ((default-directory user-emacs-directory))
>  ...)

Hahaha.  The funny thing is, the Gnus folks don't seem to think it's
their business to solve this problem either.  See

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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