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A "bug" in Midnight Commander? (the editor)

Subject: A "bug" in Midnight Commander? the editor
From: Tim Douglas
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 13:28:48 +1000
Hello Pavel,

On Tue, Jul 19, 2005 at 03:37:36PM +0300, Pavel Tsekov wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> Can you give an example how MC behaves now and how it should behave ?
> 

Yes, last night I did a specific experiment to show this to myself.  Here is
what I typed in the editor:

aaaaaaaaa bbbbbbbbbbbb ccccccccc dddddddddd eeeeeeeeeeeee ffffffffffff 
ggggggggggggg hhhhhhhhhhhhhh iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii jjjjjjjjjjjjjj kkkkkkkkk 
llllllll mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn ooooooooooooo pppp qqqqqqqqqqq.

After each pretend-word I typed a space, then the next one and I let the
built-in editor make new lines as it chose.  Each line does, as you say, have a
trailing space.  I'm composing this message in Emacs (for no good reason) and
inserting the experimental paragraph made by mc's editor.  I wonder if Emacs
will alter it.  Anyway, I then inserted the next word, "r" repeated, into the
middle of that paragraph and then used ctrl-p to reformat the paragraph and the
result is:

aaaaaaaaa bbbbbbbbbbbb ccccccccc dddddddddd eeeeeeeeeeeee ffffffffffff 
ggggggggggggg hhhhhhhhhhhhhh rrrrrrrrrrrrrr iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
jjjjjjjjjjjjjj kkkkkkkkk  llllllll mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
ooooooooooooo pppp qqqqqqqqqqq.

Note the double space after the k that used be at the end of a line.

My therapist says that I will somehow survive this crisis.


Original message continued from above:

> On Tue, 19 Jul 2005, Tim Douglas wrote:
> 
> > > ------------------------------
> > >
> > >
> > > Message: 5
> > > Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 05:33:22 -0000
> > > From: "Reynir Stefansson" <[email protected]>
> > > Subject: Re: A "bug" in Midnight Commander? (the editor)
> > > To: <[email protected]>
> > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> > >
> > >
> > Tim's original question:
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > I keep telling myself that there's a little inadequacy in the built in
> > > > editor. I haven't come accoss any reference to this feature in the faq
> > > > or built-in help.
> > > >
> > > > Sorry, I'm not a programmer so there's no chance of me contributing
> > > > anything.  I suppose I could write a macro to get around this, but that
> > > > would be a "work-around" and not a fix.
> > > >
> > > > When you use Ctrl-p to re-format a paragraph then there appears a
> > > > double-space in various places of that paragraph.
> > > >
> > > > I reckon this inadequacy is too trivial to justify a fix, but I thought 
> > > > I
> > > > should ask anyway, espeically if one has already been made.
> > >
> > >
> > > Does the text in question have trailing spaces? I dare say it's a rather
> > > common affliction to text editors put in a double space when that happens.
> > >
> > >
> > > Reynir Stef?nsson ([email protected])
> >
> > Yes, that's right.
> >
> > Emacs handles spaces correctly while reformatting a paragraph.  Oh well, 
> > I'll
> > live with it.  It's a small price to pay for all that mc does.

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