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Re: write-region is mishandling an error

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: write-region is mishandling an error
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2007 02:21:01 +0100

On 2/9/07, Richard Bielawski <address@hidden> wrote:

No error.  Data is 'technically' saved.

No, data is not "technically" saved. It is just saved. To NTFS,
writing on the default stream is no different that writing on a named

If this worked then I'd have to agree that there is nothing wrong.  But
since it doesn't I think you should either reject the original save
attempt or let me read the data back.

I've said that there's nothing wrong with NTFS streams, so we
shouldn't think of ab:cd as an erroneous file name. You're saying
there are things wrong with Emacs half-hearted treatment of streams. I
agree. In fact, I think Emacs works with streams mostly by accident.
You cannot do "C-x C-f ab:cd", for example.


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