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Re: an inconvenient difference in Emacs 22


From: David Combs
Subject: Re: an inconvenient difference in Emacs 22
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 22:55:25 +0000 (UTC)

In article <address@hidden>,
Kevin Rodgers  <address@hidden> wrote:
>Steve Newcomb wrote:
>> I'm curious about this usage of the word "revert".  "Revert" normally
>> connotes some sort of retrograde motion.  As far as I know, it never
>> connotes forward motion at all, much less forward motion undertaken to
>> catch up with someone else's forward motion.  But, until I'm
>> corrected, that's how I'll understand "revert" in the context of Emacs.
>
>I think that revert-buffer was originally developed for the case where
>the user wanted to discard the changes he'd made in a modified but
>unsaved buffer, reverting its contents to the original disk file.
>
>-- 
>Kevin Rodgers
>Denver, Colorado, USA
>
>
Not still a use?  

  (It's *all* that I (know enough to) use it for)

David





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