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Re: setenv

From: Thomas F. Burdick
Subject: Re: setenv
Date: 25 Sep 2001 17:05:18 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.0.105

address@hidden (David desJardins) writes:

> Thomas F. Burdick <address@hidden> writes:
> > Not terribly serious, but *really* annoying.  Losing a week's worth of
> > state because Emacs crashed because it didn't update its environment
> > is no fun.  Not being able to work around it is worse.
> I don't understand what you are losing when Emacs crashes.  If you are
> losing more than five minutes worth of work, I think you are doing
> something wrong.  That's what backups and autosave files are for.  When
> the power goes out, do you also lose a week's work?

Not work, but state.  All my open buffers, the state of the Elisp
image, my open inferior processes, their state, etc.  I would refer to
losing a week's worth of work as "serious".  A week's worth of state
is "annoying".

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