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From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#25111:
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:33:25 +0200

> Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 20:53:24 -0000
> From: "Phillip Lord" <address@hidden>
> The documentation for "modification-hooks" on overlays says:
>      If these functions modify the buffer, they should bind
>      ‘inhibit-modification-hooks’ to ‘t’ around doing so, to avoid
>      confusing the internal mechanism that calls these hooks.
> But as far as I can see, the only place these gets called
> "signal_after_change"
> and "signal_before_change", inhibit-modification-hooks is already specbound
> to t, so this advice is unnecessary.
> Also, the documentation for inhibit-modification-hooks says:
>      If you do want modification hooks to be run in a particular
>      piece of code that is itself run from a modification hook, then
>      rebind locally ‘inhibit-modification-hooks’ to ‘nil’.
> which suggests that, in fact, it is possible to call the modification
> hooks from inside another call to these functions.

Given these two excerpts, it seems to me that there's no inaccuracies
in the manual, perhaps we just need to tell both stories in the same
place or something?  Or do you still think there's something incorrect
in these two fragments?


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