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Re: write-region bug ?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: write-region bug ?
Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2020 23:54:56 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> >> OTOH, the VISIT argument can't make sense when the text comes from
>> >> a string rather than from a buffer.
>> > Why does it not make sense?  FILENAME is still provided.
>> VISIT basically tells that the buffer should be considered as
>> visiting FILENAME.  Here, we have VISIT and FILENAME but we don't have
>> the buffer (except that by accident).
> I don't think it's up to us to second-guess the caller, whether this
> is an accident or not.  I can envision legitimate use cases where this
> can be useful.

I can entertain the idea that some package out there somehow calls
write-region with a non-nil `visit` and a string as `start`, but I'm
hard pressed to imagine a case where this is useful.
What kind of scenario do you have in mind?


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