Commit 83a5aac5 authored by Stefan Monnier's avatar Stefan Monnier
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(with-silent-modifications): New macro.

parent 3b814ebc
......@@ -200,6 +200,8 @@ functions and variables.
* Lisp changes in Emacs 23.2
** New macro with-silent-modifications to tweak text properties without
affecting the buffer's modification state.
** All the default-FOO variables that hold the default value of the FOO
variable, are now declared obsolete.
2009-09-08 Stefan Monnier <>
* subr.el (with-silent-modifications): New macro.
2009-09-07 Juanma Barranquero <>
* files.el (top-level): Require `cl' when compiling.
......@@ -2749,6 +2749,29 @@ See also `with-temp-file' and `with-output-to-string'."
(and (buffer-name ,temp-buffer)
(kill-buffer ,temp-buffer)))))))
(defmacro with-silent-modifications (&rest body)
"Execute BODY, pretending it does not modifies the buffer.
If BODY performs real modifications to the buffer's text, other
than cosmetic ones, undo data may become corrupted.
Typically used around modifications of text-properties which do not really
affect the buffer's content."
(declare (debug t) (indent 0))
(let ((modified (make-symbol "modified")))
`(let* ((,modified (buffer-modified-p))
(buffer-undo-list t)
(inhibit-read-only t)
(inhibit-modification-hooks t)
;; Avoid setting and removing file locks and checking
;; buffer's uptodate-ness w.r.t the underlying file.
(unless ,modified
(restore-buffer-modified-p nil))))))
(defmacro with-output-to-string (&rest body)
"Execute BODY, return the text it sent to `standard-output', as a string."
(declare (indent 0) (debug t))
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