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bug#18336: 24.4.50; When editing externally changed file, Emacs asks too


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#18336: 24.4.50; When editing externally changed file, Emacs asks too many questions
Date: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 19:09:42 +0200

> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 17:38:24 +0100
> Cc: Stefan Kangas <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> 
> And it is still the same in that respect.
> 
> [Original change behind Emacs' back, the trying to edit buffer]
> smobs.cc changed on disk; really edit the buffer? (y, n, r or C-h) y
> File on disk now will become a backup file if you save these changes.
> [So far so good.  Now pressing C-x C-s]
> Saving file /usr/local/tmp/lilypond/lily/smobs.cc...
> [That message is ok]
> smobs.cc changed on disk; really edit the buffer? (y, n, r or C-h) y
> [That question is ludicrous.  I am saving the file, not editing it.]
> File on disk now will become a backup file if you save these changes.
> [What does that even mean?  I _am_ saving this file right now.]
> Wrote /usr/local/tmp/lilypond/lily/smobs.cc

Please try the latest pretest of Emacs 27, things are more reasonable
now.





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