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Re: Auto Fill Comments

From: Arthur Miller
Subject: Re: Auto Fill Comments
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 07:35:04 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Christopher Dimech <> writes:

>> Sent: Friday, November 27, 2020 at 7:21 AM
>> From: "Jean Louis" <>
>> To: "Christopher Dimech" <>
>> Cc:
>> Subject: Re: RE: RE: Auto Fill Comments
>> * Christopher Dimech <> [2020-11-27 09:08]:
>> > Started with Emacs Lisp Manual , then Emacs Lisp Intro.
>> > But when I got the buffer-local for the sake of auto-fill,
>> > I was finished, Kaput.
>> >
>> > Anyway, we don't want to rant forever.
>> I have never used buffer local variables. Recently, developers of
>> `emacs-libpq' dynamic module for direct access to PostgreSQL mentioned
>> using buffer local variables to keep note of a variable holding the
>> database handle.
>> That would probably mean it would be opening multiple TCP connections
>> to the database per each buffer using such handles.
>> As I am working with the database being displayed in Emacs I will soon
>> need to start creating different buffers for different displays of the
>> database backed reports. And I wonder if I will need to use buffer
>> local variables for that or I will just need to make buffers by new
>> names that they reuse the database handle. Probably this way.
>> But what about using multiple buffers where one has per buffer marked
>> items or filtering options. Then such should probably become buffer
>> local or otherwise such variables global over buffers would influence
>> display in various buffers.
> Yes, you would need buffer local.  Welcome to the swamp.
Not that is my business; but I think you can always hire a professional
programmer to clear the swamp for you .... ;-) :-)

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