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Re: [PATCH] show difference when recovering file

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [PATCH] show difference when recovering file
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2012 16:55:31 -0500
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> This trivial patch offer to see the difference between the current file
> and the backup file. This helps making the decision whether one wants to
> recover the file.
> +                      (diff file file-name)

There's a problem here: the autosave file is saved using the internal
coding-system (so it always succeeds, no matter what weird mix of
characters happens to be currently in the buffer), where the
non-autosave file will use the encoding which happens to be in use for
this file.
So the diff may show lots of spurious changes.


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