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Re: [PATCH] autorevert.el -- revert fix for Windows platform

From: Luc Teirlinck
Subject: Re: [PATCH] autorevert.el -- revert fix for Windows platform
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 13:48:01 -0500 (CDT)

Jason Rumney wrote:

   I'm not sure, do we really expect buffer-size to be the same as the 
   number of bytes in the file, potentially in the presence of multibyte 

Of course not and I actually got files for which the two are very

   This change is quite likely to break things if that 
   assumption is not correct.

Could cause 100% CPU usage and continuous overshouting of other
minibuffer messages with revert messages, making Emacs completely

On top of that, if Emacs has trouble checking when a file has changed
on disk on MS Windows, then how is this a problem that is specific to
Auto Revert Mode?  What about any other part of Emacs that needs to
know this?


Luc Teirlinck.

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