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Re: my favorite bug :-)

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: my favorite bug :-)
Date: Fri, 01 May 2015 16:15:51 +0200
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Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> writes:

>>> In this case, as an intermediate file "example.ps" is used. This is
>>> a problem if a file named "example.ps" already exists in my working
>>> directory.  This file is brutally overwritten and deleted when I
>>> run lilypond without any warning or option to cancel, nor is a
>>> backup copy of the old file made.
>> Exactly the behaviour that I want.
> Certainly not.
>> When I work on manuscripts the .pdf (as well as the .midi) are
>> objects.  The .ly is the only source.  Just like compiling .c files,
>> I don't want a warning every time it is going to overwrite a .o
>> file.
> There is a big difference: If you compile a .c file, the .o files
> stays by default; the compiler doesn't remove it.

Uh, wrong?

cd /tmp;echo "main(){return 0;}" >gega.c;gcc -o gega gega.c;ls gega*
gega  gega.c

David Kastrup

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