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Re: Basic emacs lisp question

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: Basic emacs lisp question
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:06:12 +0200
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() address@hidden (Phillip Lord)
() Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:12:33 +0100

   (defun process-diary-file ()
     "Perform some manipulation of the diary file"
     (find-file "~/.signature")
     (goto-char 1)
      (thing-at-point 'word)))

   [...] However, if you can avoid or minimize using
   global state in this way, it will make your life

Another piece of global state is the list of buffers.
The command above has a side effect that you can avoid
by using ‘with-temp-buffer’ and ‘insert-file-contents’.

Thien-Thi Nguyen
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                               (not (via 'mailing-list)))
                     => nil

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