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bug#8219: Effect of deletions on indirect buffers (Bug#8219)


From: Chong Yidong
Subject: bug#8219: Effect of deletions on indirect buffers (Bug#8219)
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 15:58:57 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> Hence, in the aftermath of a deletion, buffer B's values of PT (and
>> BUF_BEGV and BUF_ZV) can be larger than BUF_ZV.
>
> Isn't that a bug, right there?  Why doesn't del_range_2 update the
> indirect buffer (B) as well, when deletion removes text so that its PT
> becomes invalid?

This is not currently easy.  We don't keep track of indirect buffers
(looping over the buffer list each time we do a deletion would be rather
inefficient), so this would need some new members of the buffer struct.





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