bug in AE 1.9.8 - OS2

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  1. bug in AE 1.9.8

    Today I loaded a file with 77 kb text in one line. I made a small
    change and saved the file. Then it only had 12317 bytes! So AE is
    truncating files :-(
    I found that AE already truncates the file after loading: the
    beginning of big files is missing.
    So be very careful with AE.
    I will uninstall it after that.
    JMS


  2. Re: bug in AE 1.9.8

    On 1 Giu, 15:27, Martin wrote:
    > Today I loaded a file with 77 kb text in one line. I made a small
    > change and saved the file. Then it only had 12317 bytes! So AE is
    > truncating files :-(
    > I found that AE already truncates the file after loading: the
    > beginning of big files is missing.
    > So be very careful with AE.
    > I will uninstall it after that.
    > JMS


    Hi Martin,
    what kind of file did you edit? I never had any trouble with AE
    editing big files. And I mean files bigger than 1 MiB... Maybe there
    was some special character into your file (i.e. a binary file)?

    Mentore


  3. Re: bug in AE 1.9.8

    On a pleasant day while strolling in comp.os.os2.apps, a
    person by the name of Martin exclaimed:
    > Today I loaded a file with 77 kb text in one line. I made a small
    > change and saved the file. Then it only had 12317 bytes! So AE is
    > truncating files :-(
    > I found that AE already truncates the file after loading: the
    > beginning of big files is missing.
    > So be very careful with AE.
    > I will uninstall it after that.


    Have you checked if the same thing happens with E?

    I strongly suspect it does... seeing as 95% of the code
    is the same.

    If you had a copy of the original file, I could check
    what is going on and see if it is fixable (but probably
    not, as it will be a problem in the OS/2 PM code)



    --
    aaronl at consultant dot com
    For every expert, there is an equal and
    opposite expert. - Arthur C. Clarke

  4. Re: bug in AE 1.9.8

    > Have you checked if the same thing happens with E?

    I have lost the old E.EXE, it has been overwritten by AE.


  5. Re: bug in AE 1.9.8

    On a pleasant day while strolling in comp.os.os2.apps, a
    person by the name of Martin exclaimed:
    > > Have you checked if the same thing happens with E?

    >
    > I have lost the old E.EXE, it has been overwritten by AE.


    Thanks for the file, Martyn.

    To confirm for those reading this, in old E it just
    refuses to open the file, saying:

    "You are not allowed to edit a file with a line length
    exceeding the maximum length of 32,767 characters"

    So, I guess such a check should be added to AE so that
    people cannot get in the situation you had.

    --
    aaronl at consultant dot com
    For every expert, there is an equal and
    opposite expert. - Arthur C. Clarke

  6. Re: bug in AE 1.9.8

    Aaron Lawrence wrote:
    > On a pleasant day while strolling in comp.os.os2.apps, a
    > person by the name of Martin exclaimed:
    >>> Have you checked if the same thing happens with E?

    >> I have lost the old E.EXE, it has been overwritten by AE.

    >
    > Thanks for the file, Martyn.
    >
    > To confirm for those reading this, in old E it just
    > refuses to open the file, saying:
    >
    > "You are not allowed to edit a file with a line length
    > exceeding the maximum length of 32,767 characters"
    >
    > So, I guess such a check should be added to AE so that
    > people cannot get in the situation you had.
    >


    Oh gosh, don't reduce AE *back* to the System Editor's abilities. Please.

    I suggest a warning message to remind users of System Editor's
    limitation, and that if the user intends to use Sysem Editor on this
    file some time in the future, they have to be aware that there file is
    beginning to reach of end of System Editor's abilities. That it the
    future they will have to use an editor that does *not* have this size
    limitation, such as Advanced Editor. (s)


  7. Re: bug in AE 1.9.8

    On a pleasant day while strolling in comp.os.os2.apps, a
    person by the name of Nobody exclaimed:
    > Oh gosh, don't reduce AE *back* to the System Editor's abilities. Please.


    Hm? To clarify: It's already reduced - AE can't handle
    long lines either. It's just that it doesn't warn you,
    unlike original E, as Martin found.

    > limitation, such as Advanced Editor. (s)


    Advanced Editor? Hehe. It just meant "Aaron's E". Which
    is to say I spent no time thinking about the name.


    --
    aaronl at consultant dot com
    For every expert, there is an equal and
    opposite expert. - Arthur C. Clarke

  8. Re: bug in AE 1.9.8

    Aaron Lawrence wrote:
    > On a pleasant day while strolling in comp.os.os2.apps, a
    > person by the name of Nobody exclaimed:
    >
    >> limitation, such as Advanced Editor. (s)

    >
    > Advanced Editor? Hehe. It just meant "Aaron's E". Which
    > is to say I spent no time thinking about the name.
    >
    >

    Oh, well I like that name too. But I've always thought of it as the
    Advanced Editor. Thanks for the correction. Know I'll think of it as
    Aaron's E.

    How about AAE for a name? (s)

  9. Re: bug in AE 1.9.8

    By the way y'all, this is your cue to jump in and say
    "Oh please add a long-lines error check to AE Aaron!!!"
    --
    aaronl at consultant dot com
    For every expert, there is an equal and
    opposite expert. - Arthur C. Clarke

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