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Re: Has anybody got a tool for manipulating dribble files?

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Has anybody got a tool for manipulating dribble files?
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 21:05:57 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hi, Michael.

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 10:21:26PM -0400, Michael Welsh Duggan wrote:
> Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:

> > Hi, Emacs.

> > I've got a rather largish dribble-file (thanks Michael!) for recreating
> > a bug.  Does anybody here have or know about a tool which can replay
> > (partially or wholly) such a file, or anything similar?

> I asked this a little while ago, and got no response.  So I wrote the
> following function:

[ .... ]

Excellent man!

> This function reads a dribble file and creates a keyboard macro from
> it.  It is heuristic in nature.  You cannot tell the difference between
> `RET' being pressed and the key sequence "<return>" in a dribble file,
> along with a couple of other similar things.


> Once you have the macro, it can then be edited using M-x edit-kbd-macro
> (of `C-x e').  Unfortunately, the macro will stop on any C-g or any
> command that raises an error, so the macro must be edited to elide
> these.

> In this particular case, I have done the work, and I will be posting an
> exact recipe for recreating the problem in Bug 9560.  (Once nice thing
> about using a keyboard macro to replicate the problem is that you can
> trim it to look at intermediate state.)


> -- 
> Michael Welsh Duggan
> (address@hidden)

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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