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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: Tue, 07 Aug 2007 12:18:31 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Please name even one good use for VC in batch/noninteractive mode.  I
>     can't think of a single one, myself, and knowing a good use would allow
>     me to adjust my argument accordingly.
> Relicensing a program is the sort of situation where you might
> want to do this.
> We might want to arrange to automatically answer "yes" when it
> asks whether to check out a deleted a file, if in batch mode.

That's plain creepy as far as I am concerned.  I think that we should
have the following behavior for RCS:

If you open a non-existing file under RCS control, you get an empty
buffer, but with RCS feeling responsible for it.  C-x v v checks out
the file after asking whether you also want to lock it.

In that way, Emacs won't change its behavior due to VC unless one
actually calls VC commands.  And it also won't invoke any executables
unasked for.

David Kastrup

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