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bug#36707: [PATCH] Signal user-error on duplicate package refresh


From: Basil L. Contovounesios
Subject: bug#36707: [PATCH] Signal user-error on duplicate package refresh
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 22:14:55 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Kangas <address@hidden> writes:

> In the "*Packages*" buffer (M-x package-list-packages), if I hit "r" many 
> times
> it will try to initiate more refreshes even if the first one has not finished
> yet.  This is unnecessary and potentially confusing.
>
> This patch makes it check if there is already an refresh in progress and 
> signal
> a user-error if there is one.

Would it not be possible/better to discard the existing refresh and
start a new one, instead of signalling an error?  This would help
e.g. when a refresh hangs for whatever reason.

Thanks,

-- 
Basil





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