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Re: Proposal: move write-contents-functions higher up in basic-save-buff

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Proposal: move write-contents-functions higher up in basic-save-buffer
Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 10:12:33 -0400

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  > I thought that's what I was doing! If a buffer isn't visiting a file,
  > there's essentially no way to guess what "saving it" would mean.

That's true, as a generality.  The only way that "saving" a non-file
buffer could be meaningful is if Emacs is told precisely what saving
should mean for that buffer.

  > mode that created the buffer would need to provide a function that does
  > the saving. Then basic-save-buffer would need to be taught to call that
  > function, instead of insisting that the buffer have a file.

  > Then it occurred to
  > me that write-contents-functions seems like a good place to do this. Now
  > I'm not sure.

Please try using write-contents-functions for this, and you'll see if it
does the job.  If not, you'll see what more change is needed.

Dr Richard Stallman
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