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From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#25111:
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:55:09 +0200

> From: address@hidden (Phillip Lord)
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:40:02 +0000
> I think that the first of these is incorrect. There is no need to bind
> `inhibit-modification-hooks' to `t'. More over, there may be reasons by
> bind `inhibit-modification-hooks' to `nil' (i.e. "If you do want
> modification hooks to be run...").

So if we envision that some hook will bind inhibit-modification-hooks
to nil, then that is the reason to bind it to t in a hokk which
doesn't want such hooks to be run.

> It possible that the documentation should say "Mostly, you should avoid
> modifying the buffer on these hooks, any other functionality using these
> modification-hooks will not be called."

You mean, not mention the variable at all?  That'd be loss of useful
information, I think.

> The reason I ask all of this as a result of a concrete use
> case. yasnippet modifies the buffer in these hooks, in turn breaks my
> own package, lentic, which uses these hooks to respond to changes.

So how would you want the manual to help avert such calamities?

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