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From: Samuel Wales <samologist@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: bug: using remember can cause data corruption in other buffers
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 20:13:28 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20524da70903252013k59363813xc0e15d66efd0267b@mail.gmail.com> (raw)

Hi Carsten,

The following form in org-remember.el appears to set the global value.

    (setq auto-save-visited-file-name t)

This is the right thing for remember buffers, but it should be
buffer-local.  It could lead to data corruption in other buffers if
you make changes that you don't intend to be permanent.

I think that

  (set (make-variable-buffer-local ...) t)

would fix it.

This might or might not also fix a bug where emacs thinks that another
process is locking the file that is currently being edited.  I don't
know why.

Once this is fixed, I recommend that everybody who used git within the
last day or so, and I think set the remember directory, get the fixed
version and check the value of that variable.


Myalgic encephalomyelitis denialism is causing death (decades early;
Jason et al. 2006) and severe suffering (worse than nearly all other
diseases studied; e.g. Schweitzer et al. 1995) and grossly corrupting
science.  http://www.meactionuk.org.uk/What_Is_ME_What_Is_CFS.htm

             reply	other threads:[~2009-03-26  3:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-03-26  3:13 Samuel Wales [this message]
2009-03-26  3:20 ` bug: using remember can cause data corruption in other buffers Samuel Wales
2009-03-26  3:40 ` Carsten Dominik

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