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I use buffer-read-only as a safety measure for anything that is important. Recently, I have been debugging functions that use inhibit-read-only and I leave the *Backtrace* open to go about my business and go back to the *Backtrace* buffer from time to time. This unfortunately disables read-only in all open buffers.

Q: How can I leave the *Backtrace* buffer open and still keep all other buffers just the way they were (i.e., read-only)?

(let ((inhibit-read-only t)) (error "stop"))

EDIT:  Here is the link to the bug report: http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=26947

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    Sounds like a bug, to me. Please consider M-x report-emacs-bug with a recipe to repro. – Drew May 15 '17 at 23:31

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