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Re: reverting non-existent file

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: reverting non-existent file
Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 22:02:24 +0300

> From: Colin Baxter <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 19:52:29 +0100
>     > I get the error message even if I don't do steps 3 to 6.  And that
>     > is expected, as a non-existent file cannot be reverted.  So what
>     > did you find surprising in this behavior?
>     > (I'm guessing that your locale uses UTF-8 as its codeset, so the
>     > new file's buffer has utf-8 encoding from the get-go, and thus
>     > adding the local variable doesn't change the coding-system, and
>     > you are not asked to revert the buffer.  Which is also expected.)
>     > Confused.
> Not now, thanks. I think I was confused by the response "revert-buffer"
> when I knew I'd yet to save it. And yes, my locale is utf-8.

Hmm... maybe we should not suggest reverting if the file doesn't
exist?  Would that make this situation less confusing?

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