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I often have buffers from unrelated projects open. Before compiling I use projectile-save-project-buffers to save all relevant buffers. If other buffers happen to contain unsaved modifications, however, I will still be prompted about them, before I can compile.

Now there is compilation-ask-about-save:

compilation-ask-about-save is a variable defined in ‘compile.el’.
Its value is t

Documentation:
Non-nil means M-x compile asks which buffers to save before compiling.
Otherwise, it saves all modified buffers without asking.

You can customize this variable.

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The problem is, that I don't want to save those unrelated buffers. Is there another variable that I'm missing? Can I configure emacs in a way so that it just compiles the current saved state without further prompts?

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    There is a compilation-save-buffers-predicate. – xuchunyang Mar 22 '18 at 17:44
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The solution for me is to add:

;; Don't save anything before compiling
(setq compilation-save-buffers-predicate 'ignore)

Thanks to xuchunyang for pointing it out!

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