Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#76 closed defect (fixed)

Cocoa backup file names

Reported by: gb Owned by: gb
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: IDE Version:
Keywords: Cc:


Backup files in Cocoa have names of the form "foo~.lisp". Whatever advantage this may have over the Emacs convention (backup files have the same extension as the original) seems to be outweighed by the disadvantage (backup files have the same extension as the original), so things like "grep FOO *.lisp" require extra effort and things like filename completion get unnecessarily confused.

I don't know how to influence the naming convention, but we can probably bypass the automatic mechanism and figure out how to rename the original file (when applicable) just before saving. (There may be issues with preserving Finder aliases and such unless this is done carefully, but I assume that it's doable.)

(In short, I vote for "foo.lisp~" ...)

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by gb

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

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