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still can lose bytes in the 2000s: cut then forgot to paste

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: still can lose bytes in the 2000s: cut then forgot to paste
Date: 06 Jan 2002 19:25:50 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

Yup, it seems emacs has pretty much covered the various situations
where one could lose or damage ones files, and has full auto saving
safety in place, etc.  Never lost a byte of text.

OK, the only bad thing I can think of is what if you are in the middle
of a cut and paste: you do the cut and the phone rings and it's
Senator Softstools and next thing you know it's two hours later and I
got to go, so like C-x C-c ya, man.

What a space-out, I saved the files without that chunk of text... sure
it probably is still in the numbered backup files etc.  But the point
is "I made a giant hole in the corporate web page, only pointed out by
a customer 2 weeks later".  By the way, "file shrunk a lot, not
auto saving" won't help here.  I know:

Voice of Emacs (from the Sleeper movie of ~1973): sir, the combined
totals of the two files your were hotly editing recently are less than
their combined original size, possibly due to a cut then a forgotten
paste.  Proceed with exiting emacs? (yes no)
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