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how to get around deprecated function

From: B . T . Raven
Subject: how to get around deprecated function
Date: 28 Apr 2015 15:59:04 -0700
User-agent: Direct Read News 5.60

This was posted by mistake to the gnus group:

>I am constantly losing short pieces of text left in *scratch* and I wrote this
>interactive function:
>(defun save-scratchtemp ();; M-x scr
>  (interactive)
>  (switch-to-buffer "*scratch*")
>  (mark-whole-buffer)
> (setq start (point) end (mark))
> (append-to-file start end "c:/mydocu~1/scratchtemp.txt")
>It "works" but according to the docs mark-whole-buffer shouldn't be used this
>way.Is there an understandable (to me) right way of doing this or doing
>something else that can be invoked as easily?

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