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Re: [Top 10] compile: Suspicious line. Save anyway? [runs anyway]


From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: [Top 10] compile: Suspicious line. Save anyway? [runs anyway]
Date: 22 Jun 2001 07:54:08 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

>>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

Eli> On 21 Jun 2001, Dan Jacobson wrote:

>> Wait:
>> Commence radiation exposure? y
>> Patient focus position file format problem, save anyway (y or n)

Eli> Let's be serious for a moment, can we?  Running a compilation with a 
Eli> stale Makefile is nowehere near radiation exposure.

well, how about laser exposure, to a CD-R... I mean the bigger the
job, the bigger the need to use make, and the bigger the need to use
it inside emacs's M-x compile as that way one gets reminded to save
all ones files before starting the make... until now.  I mean you've
got to admit that the current choices "y or n" given when the
"Suspicious line" is detected:

y: go ahead even though a Suspicious line has been found.
n: go ahead without saving the makefile that you just went thru all
the trouble to edit.

are not a resonable set of choices to present the user on the command
line with.  If C-g is to be used, do mention it there.  However that
might also kill say, a higher level tutorial that is calling compile,
so add a q choice instead.

In particular, I can't think of any situation where the n choice makes
sense as something the user would logically want to do.

Eli> It's okay to disagree and argue, but it is NOT okay to mock your 
Eli> opponents like you do.  Please stop.

I live on this hilltop... it seem that complaining about bugs has now
become my form of "community".  Sure hope all my criticism is
constructive.  Sorry I all I seem to be able to do is find 'em not fix
'em.  Sorry if I haven't found more good ones.
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