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bug#354: "Added (how many lines, bytes?!) to file.txt"

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: bug#354: "Added (how many lines, bytes?!) to file.txt"
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2008 22:02:08 -0600
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address@hidden wrote:
Gentlemen, (I sound like Prince's "Partyman" song)
I noticed all append-to-file says is
"Added to /var/neurdsbeurg.txt".

The problem is often the user thinks "good, thanks", when days later
he discovers few or no lines got added, that's right, even 0 bytes
will produce the same message. You see often we are not fully aware of
the extent of our regions, colored or not, especially when extending
off the screen.

Therefore I propose you change that message to say instead how many
line or bytes or characters or both or all three were copied over.

Since append-to-file takes buffer positions as arguments, I think
the most relevant unit to report would be characters.

All this of course also applies to write-region.

Kevin Rodgers
Denver, Colorado, USA

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