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bug#30823: 25.3; modification-hooks of overlays are not run in some case

From: Ren Victor
Subject: bug#30823: 25.3; modification-hooks of overlays are not run in some cases
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:29:52 +0800

On Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> From: Ren Victor <address@hidden>
>> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:15:57 +0800
>> Two factors:
>>    1.  A commit of Emacs, modification-hooks might not be run in some cases:
>> http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/emacs.git/commit/src?id=564d811725596f15ecf543777e11504b47d2af86
>>    2.  In ggtags, an overlay is deleted in the overlay's modification-hooks:
>> https://github.com/leoliu/ggtags/blob/eec392d2d639030c5a51bce8431f2815ad8e7bc5/ggtags.el#L2306
>> Deleted overlay ceases to be attached to the buffer. If the buffer of
>> the first overlay in the saved array doesn't match the current buffer,
>> then all the modification hooks will not be run in this buffer.
>> Thus modes that depends on modification-hooks won't work together with
>> ggtags-highlight-tag mode.
>> I think Emacs should support `delete-overlay' in modificaiton-hooks of
>> overlays, like ggtags.  So I report this bug.
> Thanks.  Can you provide a recipe starting from "emacs -Q" to
> reproduce the problem?

I wrote a ert case which is encolsed.

emacs -Q -batch -l ert -l bug30823.el -f ert-run-tests-batch-and-exit

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