GNU bug report logs - #33492
buffer-local-variables does not include buffer-undo-list

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Package: emacs; Reported by: Terje Larsen <terlar@HIDDEN>; Keywords: confirmed; dated Sat, 24 Nov 2018 20:55:02 UTC; Maintainer for emacs is bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN.
Added tag(s) confirmed. Request was from Glenn Morris <rgm@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.
Changed bug title to 'buffer-local-variables does not include buffer-undo-list' from '27.0.50; desktop-locals-to-save won't consider buffer-undo-list as local' Request was from Glenn Morris <rgm@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.
bug Marked as found in versions 24.3. Request was from Glenn Morris <rgm@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.

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Subject: Re: bug#33492: 27.0.50;
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Terje Larsen wrote:

> https://emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/3725/why-is-the-buffer-undo-list-excluded-from-buffer-local-variables
>
> I can verify that the issue stems from desktop-save relying on the
> C-function buffer-local-variables and this function does not include
> the variable buffer-undo-list.


Thanks for the report.
This issue (buffer-local-variables does not include buffer-undo-list)
is present since Emacs 24.3, due to 36429c8, which moved undo_list to
the end of struct buffer.




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bug#33492; Package emacs. Full text available.

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Add buffer-undo-list to be saved by desktop-save:
(cl-pushnew 'buffer-undo-list desktop-locals-to-save :test #'equal)

Open a file:
C-x C-f ~/sample.txt

Input text such as:
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet

Remove the two last words:
M-2 M-DEL

Save the desktop:
M-x desktop-save

... Restart Emacs ...

Load the desktop:
M-x desktop-read

Execute undo operation:
C-/

At this point I expect the undo operations from the previous session
to be successful.

It seems like this has been mentioned at StackExchange amongst other
places before:
https://emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/3725/why-is-the-buffer-undo-list-=
excluded-from-buffer-local-variables

I can verify that the issue stems from desktop-save relying on the C-functi=
on
buffer-local-variables and this function does not include the variable
buffer-undo-list.
Due to this it will be ignored from being saved by the desktop-save command=
.

Proposed in the StackExchange post is to append the buffer-undo-list
in the desktop-save
function. But perhaps it should be included in the C-function? Or does
that perhaps cause
other issues?

Personally I have solved it by using an advice:

(defun +append-buffer-undo-list-to-buffer-local-variables-advice
(orig-fn &rest args)
       "Override `buffer-local-variables' and call ORIG-FN with ARGS.
     There is a bug in Emacs where the `buffer-undo-list' data is
     missing from the output of `buffer-local-variables'. This
     advice temporarily overrides the function and appends the
     missing data."
       (let ((orig-buffer-local-variables-fn (symbol-function
'buffer-local-variables)))
         (cl-letf (((symbol-function 'buffer-local-variables)
                    #'(lambda () (append (funcall
orig-buffer-local-variables-fn)
                                    `(,(cons 'buffer-undo-list
buffer-undo-list))))))
           (apply orig-fn args))))
(advice-add #'desktop-buffer-info :around
#'+append-buffer-undo-list-to-buffer-local-variables-advice)

I hope this "long-standing" bug would allow more people to utilize a
persistent undo without
jumping through hoops.

Thanks!


In GNU Emacs 27.0.50 (build 2, x86_64-apple-darwin18.0.0, NS
appkit-1671.00 Version 10.14 (Build 18A391))
of 2018-11-07 built on C02V91MHHV2Q.local
Repository revision: 811d9291fcfb12d87bad277d4e8b25152129d73d
Windowing system distributor 'Apple', version 10.3.1671
System Description:  Mac OS X 10.14.1

Recent messages:
Desktop: 1 frame, 1 buffer restored.
You can run the command =E2=80=98desktop-read=E2=80=99 with M-x d-rea RET
Desktop: 1 frame, 1 buffer restored.
user-error: No further undo information [2 times]
user-error: Beginning of history; no preceding item
user-error: End of history; no default available

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Acknowledgement sent to Terje Larsen <terlar@HIDDEN>:
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Report forwarded to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN:
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