Re: wily 0.13.42

  • From: ozan s yigit <oz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Gary Capell <gary@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2006 22:08:42 -0400

Hi Gary,

i am not sure either. i think this is where years of emacs binary
patching has spoiled some of us... :)

> I'm not sure this is a bug we want to fix?  I'm guessing that this
> is because (not surprisingly) some bits of /bin/echo aren't valid
> UTF8.  To fix it we'd have to maintain two copies of the file:
> the version with valid UTF, and the original version with invalid
> UTF.  Actually, that just lets us replace 'Put' with a no-op,
> of writing back the original data.  
> What _might_ make sense is to mark a file as Read Only (or
> something) when the utf parsing has made changes that will
> be destructive when we write it back?

this is an interesting idea actually. better than silent


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