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Re: "consider M-x recover-file" too important to just flash


From: Mathias Dahl
Subject: Re: "consider M-x recover-file" too important to just flash
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 11:32:22 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (windows-nt)

Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:

> rms> That behavior is terribly annoying--we certainly shouldn't make Emacs
> rms> act that way.

I agree.

> Well, how shall we make sure we saw that important message? What if we
> reached down to scratch our ankle during the one second or whatever we
> were given to have noticed that message before it went away or was
> covered up by some other message?
>
> No big deal if #backup_file# exists for you perhaps, but I want emacs
> to make sure I am aware of it!
>
> You could ask the user if he wants to recover("yes") or blunder on
> anyway("no"), "or hit C-g" to not open the file at all.

Seems like emacs lacks some sort of more permanent status/message/echo
area that is both visible (for some time maybe) and both not in the
way. Hard problem to crack though...

/Mathias




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