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Re: Removing rollback from VC mode - request for comment

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Removing rollback from VC mode - request for comment
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:43:32 +0100
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Uwe Brauer <address@hidden> writes:

>>> "David" == David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>    > Uwe Brauer <address@hidden> writes:
>    >> From a very practical point of view: I use RCS on most of my longer
>    >> latex documents, as it happens (without going into details) sometimes,
>    >> not very often but often enough, the coding is scrambled during a
>    >> check-in making the LaTeX file completely useless.
>    > And I thought nobody was using X-Symbol anymore.
> I didn't mention x-symbol explicitly but you got me. :-D

Well, it was the inspiration for preview-latex's "never touch the buffer
text" philosophy.  It would be interesting to redo X-Symbol with text
overlays rather than actual text replacements, but it could trigger
performance problems.

>    >  Admittedly, [Git] is not all that good for keeping independent
>    > files in the same directory versioned independently (sort of like
>    > a glorified file backup).
> This is my situation.


David Kastrup

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