Re: bug related to ical

Subject: Re: bug related to ical

Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2012 16:30:12 +0300

To: Aaron Ecay, Robert Horn,


From: Tomi Ollila

On Wed, Sep 26 2012, Aaron Ecay wrote:

> The problem is in the ‘notmuch-show-insert-part-text/calendar’
> function.  The call to ‘icalendar--convert-ical-to-diary’ does not
> create a buffer visiting the temp file, so the call to ‘set-buffer’
> fails.  The following patch fixes the problem.
> The ical->diary conversion also doesn’t seem to work – the calendar
> attachment shows up as an empty part – but I guess that’s a separate
> issue (and not addressed by the patch).
> I guess that part insertion handlers should be called inside a
> ‘condition-case’, so that an error inside of one can be recovered from,
> and doesn’t entirely derail the insertion of the messages in the buffer.
> (I actually made this patch because I was so annoyed that Olivier’s
> buggy test attachment made it impossible for me to read Tomi’s reply.)
> ----- cut here -----
> diff --git i/emacs/notmuch-show.el w/emacs/notmuch-show.el
> index ce5ea6f..4c89d7e 100644
> --- i/emacs/notmuch-show.el
> +++ w/emacs/notmuch-show.el
> @@ -746,7 +746,7 @@ message at DEPTH in the current thread."
>  	      (icalendar--convert-ical-to-diary
>  	       (icalendar--read-element nil nil)
>  	       file t)
> -	      (set-buffer (get-file-buffer file))
> +	      (set-buffer (find-file-noselect file))
>  	      (setq result (buffer-substring (point-min) (point-max)))
>  	      (set-buffer-modified-p nil)
>  	      (kill-buffer (current-buffer))
> ----- cut here -----

The problem seems to be carriage returns in the attachment -- which goes
unnotified when converting from octet-stream content.

I've got the example in question to "work" with the following patch_

--8<----8<----8<-- cut here  --8<----8<----8<--

diff --git a/emacs/notmuch-show.el b/emacs/notmuch-show.el
index 86130ce..f7c08ee 100644
--- a/emacs/notmuch-show.el
+++ b/emacs/notmuch-show.el
@@ -747,17 +747,21 @@ message at DEPTH in the current thread."
   (notmuch-show-insert-part-header nth declared-type content-type (plist-get part :filename))
   (insert (with-temp-buffer
 	    (insert (notmuch-get-bodypart-content msg part nth notmuch-show-process-crypto))
-	    (goto-char (point-min))
 	    (let ((file (make-temp-file "notmuch-ical"))
+	      (set-buffer (icalendar--get-unfolded-buffer (current-buffer)))
+	      (beginning-of-buffer)
+	      (replace-string "" "")
+	      (beginning-of-buffer)
 	       (icalendar--read-element nil nil)
 	       file t)
+	      (kill-buffer (current-buffer))
 	      (set-buffer (get-file-buffer file))
 	      (setq result (buffer-substring (point-min) (point-max)))
 	      (set-buffer-modified-p nil)
 	      (kill-buffer (current-buffer))
-	      (delete-file file)
+	      ;;;(delete-file file)
--8<----8<----8<-- cut here  --8<----8<----8<--

In our case the icalendar--get-unfolded-buffer doesn't seem
to do any conversions (the docstring mentions some LF/CR/BLANK
replacements) -- I just copied that line from icalendar-import-buffer
which I tried first.

The interesting thing is that the notmuch-icalXXXXXX file is
still empty ... hmm, the buffer is just not saved (would /dev/null work ;))

To do:
Check why icalendar--get-unfolded-buffer did not do what it advertised;
the code seems to support the replacements mentioned -- or maybe I failed ;/

The problem with failing to icalendar--convert-ical-to-diary is that
the buffer is not created. The find-file-noselect shields about that
problem here but not elsewhere (and why that failure is so "fatal" ???)
Some shielding in higher level should be implemented (i.e. the
"condition-case" suggestion Aaron mentioned or something :)

self to remember:  M-x debug-on-entry and keys 'd', 'u' and 'c' in debugger :)


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