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Re: user has no business toggling overwrite-mode in read-only buffers


From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: user has no business toggling overwrite-mode in read-only buffers
Date: 21 Apr 2003 22:12:39 +0200
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 07:56:04 +0000
User-agent: tin/1.4.5-20010409 ("One More Nightmare") (UNIX) (Linux/2.0.35 (i686))

Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> wrote on Mon, 21 Apr 2003 09:32:45 +0800:

> You do C-x C-q first.  So it isn't a read-only buffer anymore. I.e.,
> um, "like, read the Subject line, Holmes."  Sorry about that.

> You got me all wrong.  overwrite-mode is that little thing activated by
> your pinky when it misses the DEL key and hits the INS key.  It is good
> for changing xxxxxxxxxxxx to xxxxxyyyxxxx without hitting DEL... maybe
> it should have been called overprint or overstrike mode.

Ah!  Um, yes, that was indeed what you wrote.  Maybe I should indeed read
the subject line.  Since when was "toggle over" ever a phrasal verb
anyway?  :-(

> I was just saying the user should have to do vc-toggle-read-only
> (^X^Q) before doing (<insert>) overwrite-mode.

Apologies Dan, apologies to everybody else for wasting bandwidth.

-- 
Alan Mackenzie (Munich, Germany)
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