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

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: [PATCH] autorevert.el -- revert fix for Windows platform
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 03:09:10 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.96 (gnu/linux)

Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden> writes:

> Kim Storm wrote:
>    I didn't think deeply about the implications of using (buffer-size)
>    directly, but what about using (position-bytes (buffer-size)) instead?
> Just as wrong, and again, I have actually files for which
> (position-bytes (buffer-size)) is very different from the size of the
> file on disk.  The internal contents of an Emacs buffer are _not_ the
> same as the contents of the file on disk, unless `find-file-literally'
> was used (see for instance `(elisp)Coding Systems').

I see, thanks!

Still, I don't see why auto-revert-mode cannot just track changes
to the file size, just like auto-revert-tail-mode does (i.e. store
the previous file size in buffer-local var auto-revert-tail-pos).

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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