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Re: Buffer attributes?

From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Buffer attributes?
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:13:29 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Doug Lewan <address@hidden> writes:

> Is there a general idea of attributes of a buffer in emacs? A common
> facility, like stat(2) for files, would be nice.

There are buffer local variables.  They're the dynamic attributes of the
buffer objects.

> The attribute I'm most interested in at the moment is the buffer's
> creation time, but I can't find such a thing.

You can write a meat function to add to the buffer-list-update-hook,
that will save the current time to the buffer-creation-time buffer local

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