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Re: find-file change between emacs 21 and emacs 22


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: find-file change between emacs 21 and emacs 22
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:01:26 +0200

> Cc: address@hidden
> From: Perry Smith <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 23:22:06 -0600
> >
> > Most people wanted this change.  You seem to be the first one to want
> > the old and confusing behavior.  It is confusing because re-reading
> > the file is not something an Emacs user would normally want.  Can you
> > tell why you need that?
> 
> If I'm writing quick scaffolding code, I get my Makefile to compile  
> and then execute the program and capture various things in different  
> output files.  I want to reload the output files to look at them.   
> Another example, (roughly the same situation) I'm mucking with my C++  
> code and checking the assembly output trying to find things that the  
> compiler optimizes better than other things.  Again, the output is to  
> foo.s (the assembly language).  I need to reload the file after each  
> test.

Sounds like you might wish to try turning auto-revert-mode on.

> I looked in the NEWS before my post and did not find the entry you  
> mention.  (I was searching for find-file.) I'll look again.

That entry indeed doesn't mention find-file.  I added that now.
Thanks.




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