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Re: Dangerous bug in "Replace string" !
- To: (BUG ZWEI) at MIT-AI
- Subject: Re: Dangerous bug in "Replace string" !
- From: LEVITT@MIT-AI
- Date: Sun ,28 Jan 80 03:09:03 EDT
"Replace string" deletes too many characters under certain conditions, over and
above those specified for replacement. This can be observed in Query-Replace but
is especially dangerous in Replace-All-Occurences-Of.
In summary, if in Text Mode I have
at the end of my file, and command to
Replace All Occurences Of "HI<RET>" to "X"
(I inserted the <RET> with Control-q ; was this my bug?)
I wind up with:
if memory serves. Get the idea?
Is there a better way to search for carriage returns, (i.e. without using
Control-q)? Did you know about this bug?
Since it munges the ENDS of lines, it can be insidious, as it was when I
was converting a file from TJ6 to R format.