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bug#38993: 26.3; EBDB saves the database on Emacs exit even when told no


From: Jorge P . de Morais Neto
Subject: bug#38993: 26.3; EBDB saves the database on Emacs exit even when told not to
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 10:28:23 -0300

Em [2020-01-07 ter 10:42:55-0800], Eric Abrahamsen escreveu:

> Jorge P. de Morais Neto <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> In principle I want consistency with the rest of GNU Emacs.  IIRC,
>> Emacs generally does not overwrite without asking.  There is the
>> auto-save functionality, but it saves to *separate* files.
>
> Yes, I think consistency is the best thing to aim for.

Good.

> FWIW, what we're talking about isn't auto-save

I know.  I only mentioned Emacs auto-save as a generic example that
(IIRC) Emacs never overwrites user data without asking, regardless of
mechanism.

Oh, and in my quick testing in Spacemacs (this time I didn't start a
minimally customized instance), setting `ebdb-save-on-exit' to nil
(either with `setq' or with Customize) has no effect if EBDB is already
open.  I believe it would be better to change this behavior.  One reason
is that it is counter-intuitive.  Another is that the user might open
EBDB, make some changes and then realize she does not want to persist
them.

> I'm glad it's useful to you!  I hadn't really thought about donations,
> I suppose it makes me a tiny bit uncomfortable.  But I see Github has
> a sponsorship thing, I suppose it wouldn't hurt to sign up!

Good!  It would be even better if you had a more free-software-friendly
mechanism of donation.  Maybe Liberapay?  By the way, if you could
entirely move away from GitHub, some of us would be happier.

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