[plt-scheme] DrScheme Autosave

From: "M. Fatih Köksal" (fkoksal at cs.bilgi.edu.tr)
Date: Sun Mar 1 10:33:26 EST 2009

I opened a file and saved it. Then every second I added one character
and saved it again. When the timer hits the 5th minute after I have
opened the file it does create the autosave file, not after the last save.

Sorry, if I still misunderstand your statement.


Robby Findler wrote:
> The documentation says that it creates the autosave five minutes after
> the last save. But I can see how you might find it unclear. I have
> improved it for the next release.
> Robby
> On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 9:18 AM, "M. Fatih Köksal"
> <fkoksal at cs.bilgi.edu.tr> wrote:
>> The documentation says, it will autosave if I *do not save* during 5
>> minutes. But it does not care whether I save or not, and does the
>> autosave after 5 minutes I open a file.
>> fkoksal
>> Robby Findler wrote:
>>> I think drs does the reasonable thing, not what you describe. Have you
>>> observed otherwise?
>>> Robby
>>> On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 8:25 AM, "M. Fatih Köksal"
>>> <fkoksal at cs.bilgi.edu.tr> wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> this is what the documentation says about the autosave;
>>>> "When a file in an active DrScheme editor is modified but not saved,
>>>> DrScheme saves the file to a special autosave file after five minutes
>>>> (in case of a power failure or catastrophic error). If the file is later
>>>> saved, or if the user exists DrScheme without saving the file, the
>>>> autosave file is removed. The autosave file is saved in the same
>>>> directory as the original file, and the autosave file’s name is
>>>> generated from the original file’s name: ..."
>>>> What I understand here is, if I do not save any file during 5 minutes,
>>>> then it saves it automatically. But even I save the file several times,
>>>> it does an autosave exactly after 5 minutes (five minutes after I open
>>>> the file).
>>>> Is this a bug, or a feature :)
>>>> M. Fatih Köksal
>>>> İstanbul Bilgi University
>>>> Computer Science Department
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