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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Re: [AUCTeX-diffs] Changes to reftex/lisp/reftex-base

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Re: [AUCTeX-diffs] Changes to reftex/lisp/reftex-base.el, v
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 12:47:01 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:

> * David Kastrup (2007-07-22) writes:
>> Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:
>>> -              (find-file file)
>>> +         (set-buffer (get-buffer-create file))
>>>                (erase-buffer)
>> NO!!!!!!  You can't just take a buffer that happens to have the same
>> _buffer_ name as the file and kill it.  What were you thinking?  Ok,
>> it is Sunday morning.
>> If you start and end with a clean slate, probably the easiest thing to
>> do is to wrap everything in
>> (with-temp-file file
>>    ...
>> )
> `generate-new-buffer' instead of `get-buffer-create' should work as
> well, I guess.

Probably, but it is still pointless not to just use with-temp-file
which is there exactly for that purpose and is as far as I can see
available in Emacs 21.4 and a moderately up to date XEmacs-21.4.

Less code to maintain, less ways for things to go wrong.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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