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hexl-find-file and moding


From: john
Subject: hexl-find-file and moding
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2002 10:01:48 GMT

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In GNU Emacs 21.1.1 (i586-pc-linux-gnulibc1, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2001-11-24 on arrows
configured using `configure  --prefix=/part2/gcc/install-emacs'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: nil
  locale-coding-system: nil
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

Create a file, called ALPHABET, containing the seven characters "abcdef",
(almost any file would proably do)

Start Emacs

Open a file in hexl-mode
    M-x hexl-find-file <RET>  ALPHABET <RET>

On the assumption that the file has changed, try to refresh it
    C-x C-f <RET>

to which emacs says
    Revisit non-literally? (y or n)

and we answer
            y

The file now claims to be in hexl-mode, but is desplayed as straight text.

Change to fundamental mode
    M-x fundamental-mode <RET>

to which emacs says
    Convert contents back to binary format? (y or n)

and we answer
        y

The entire contents of the buffer ALPHABET are deleted.
I feel sure this is the wrong.

It clearly isn't a top priority bug, but I hope it is an easy fix.

I have reported hexl- bugs before, and have been sent replacement hexl.el
files. (Thanks). I think I am at the moment using an original hexl.el from 
emacs-21.1.1.

Regards,
   John



Recent input:
C-x C-f A L <tab> C-g M-x h e x l - <tab> f <tab> <return> 
A L P <S-tab> <return> C-x C-f <return> y M-x f u n 
d <tab> <return> y M-x r e p <tab> o r t <tab> <re
turn>

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