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Re: saveplace.el broken in CVS Emacs?

From: Marcus Frings
Subject: Re: saveplace.el broken in CVS Emacs?
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2004 13:47:03 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

* Karl Fogel <address@hidden> wrote:
> Marcus Frings <address@hidden> writes:

>> Good news are that I have found out that my ~/.emacs-places seems to be
>> broken for CVS Emacs but works with the regular Emacs 21.3.

> I got your .emacs-places by private mail, thanks, and can reproduce
> the bug by using it as my own .emacs-places.

Ah, okay.

> However, I'm baffled as to how that file got the way it is.  It
> contains what at first appears to be a normal-looking
> 'save-place-alist', but at the end is an unexpected " \.\.\.". 

[Very detailed explanation snapped off, thanks a lot for explaining it
very well!]

Yes, you are right, this sequence of "\.\.\." at the end of
~/.emacs-places causes the trouble. After deleting it manually
everything is working fine again now.

> However, I doubt this is a bug in save-place-forget-unreadable-files.
> The real question is, how did your save-place-alist get to be the way
> it is?  I don't see how it could have happened from the code, but if

I really have no idea how could this have happened because I have never
opened ~/.emacs-places into an editor. Could a crash of Emacs maybe
manipulate this file?

> you can reproduce this reliably even after fixing your .emacs-places,
> then we'll be able to trace it.

Well, the problem seems to be gone now as I removed the stuff at the end
of the file. If it ever happens again somehow I'll let you know!

Thank you for your help!

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