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Re: [PATCH] Disable VC when Emacs is noninteractive -batch

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Disable VC when Emacs is noninteractive -batch
Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2007 21:16:44 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> my Emacs Lisp add-on programs.  If a file has been deleted at some
>> point, it will interrupt the build to prompt me about whether to restore
>> it -- this is a show-stopper.  Also, even when building Emacs (as of a
> Actually I think this is a "feature" of VC which we should tame
> significantly: basically, this only makes sense under RCS (and maybe SCCS)
> but happens to be in the generic part of VC, so it can bite at any time when
> used with other backends.  The idea was that under RCS if a file <foo> is
> absent but RCS/<foo>,v is present, than <foo> is virtually present, except
> it needs to be checkout first.

That does not even make sense in RCS for me.  One locks files, but
does not delete them.

> vc-arch.el is already careful to define a
> vc-arch-find-file-not-found-hook which overrides
> vc-default-find-file-not-found-hook (and does nothing) and I think
> most/all other systems would benefit from such a change.

_Including_ RCS.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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