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bug#8180: 24.0.50; verbose, confusing y-or-n-p prompts in `find-file-no-
bug#8180: 24.0.50; verbose, confusing y-or-n-p prompts in `find-file-no-select'
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:14:49 +0200
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)
"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:
> There are several `y-or-n-p' prompts in `find-file-no-select' that are
> very long (e.g. 6 lines!) and confusing. Some other (alternative)
> user interaction should be found for this. Either just a short prompt
> or, if it is important to convey some background info, then also pop
> up an informative window for that. But do not try to provide such
> info in the prompt.
> "The file maybe-a-very-long-file-name.jpg is already visited literally,
> meaning no coding system decoding, format conversion, or local variables.
> You have asked to visit it normally,
> but Emacs can only visit a file in one way at a time.
> Do you want to revisit the file normally now? (y or n) "
> That is _ridiculously_ long and confusing. It is horribly user
> unfriendly. `find-file-noselect' is now filled to the gills with such
> gobbledygook prompts, each more twisted and verbose than the next.
`find-file-no-select' doesn't exist, and `find-file-noselect' isn't a
command... Are you referring to `find-file-literally'?
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- bug#8180: 24.0.50; verbose, confusing y-or-n-p prompts in `find-file-no-select',
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