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bug#8134: (Some special files were saved without asking)

From: David Engster
Subject: bug#8134: (Some special files were saved without asking)
Date: Sat, 05 Mar 2011 12:33:56 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110014 (No Gnus v0.14) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

'jidanni' writes:
> Encountered new message "(Some special files were saved without asking)".
> Well at least in C-h e mention what they were.

I agree.

That you're suddenly seeing this message is due to a change in Gnus,
which now saves the .newsrc-dribble file without asking when you invoke
stuff like 'compile' and other functions which call `save-some-buffers'.

I'm proposing the following change (against trunk):

--- lisp/files.el       2011-03-05 08:48:52 +0000
+++ lisp/files.el       2011-03-05 11:03:02 +0000
@@ -4616,7 +4616,7 @@
        ;; That way the following code won't ask about them.
        (with-current-buffer buffer
          (when (and buffer-save-without-query (buffer-modified-p))
-           (setq some-automatic t)
+           (setq some-automatic (append some-automatic (list (buffer-name))))
       ;; Ask about those buffers that merit it,
       ;; and record the number thus saved.
@@ -4663,7 +4663,9 @@
             (setq abbrevs-done t)))
       (or queried (> files-done 0) abbrevs-done
          (message (if some-automatic
-                      "(Some special files were saved without asking)"
+                      (concat
+                       "(The following special buffers were saved without 
asking: "
+                       (mapconcat 'identity some-automatic " ") ")")
                     "(No files need saving)"))))))
 (defun not-modified (&optional arg)

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