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Re: A programming puzzle with buffer-local hooks

From: Clément Pit-Claudel
Subject: Re: A programming puzzle with buffer-local hooks
Date: Thu, 18 May 2017 11:56:17 -0400
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On 2017-05-18 11:54, Phillip Lord wrote:
> On Thu, May 18, 2017 3:45 pm, Clément Pit-Claudel wrote:
>> On 2017-05-18 11:16, Phillip Lord wrote:
>>> Add the hook globally, and then have your hook functions check whether
>>> the mode is on or off before they do anything.
>> I think that's mostly what I meant by "never removing the hook". Am I
>> misunderstanding you?
> Well, combined with making it global, yes.
> I always found developing a minor mode where we add and remove hooks to be
> a bit of a pain, because you can easily end up with different buffers have
> different state during development. On the other hand, if you have a
> single global hook, it's either there or not, just whether it works or not
> is dependent only on whether the minor-mode is on or not.
> Seems a lot nicer to me.

I entirely agree.  But as a user I dislike these zombie hooks :)

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