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Re: 4 minor suggestions for files.el

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: 4 minor suggestions for files.el
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 10:23:03 -0400

> > I think I understand now--it treats the insert-file operation as an
> > ordinary undoable buffer change.
> > 
> > Spiegel, is that really the right thing to do in VC?
> VC does a revert-buffer after each version control operation, so that
> changes in version headers are picked up.
> If I understand correctly, the revert-buffer would be undoable.
> This may be confusing because the actual version control operation would
> not be undone.  After undoing the revert-buffer, the version headers
> would no longer correspond to the version control state of the file.
> If the feature is perceived generally useful, I think VC ought to clear
> the undo list by itself in each version control operation.

I strongly disagree.  I went to the trouble of writing the patch
and I almost exclusively use it with VC (though sometimes
also with auto-revert-mode).

Why would it hurt particularly to undo the version-headers-change ?


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