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Re: Why @#! is not Emacs using the Recycle bin on w32?

From: Lennart Borgman (gmail)
Subject: Re: Why @#! is not Emacs using the Recycle bin on w32?
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 05:49:50 +0200
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Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Sun, 31 Aug 2008 00:40:03 +0200, Lennart Borgman (gmail)
> <address@hidden> said:  
>> Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>>> You can't assume that a GNU/Linux graphical environment has anything
>>> whatsoever to do with freedesktop.org.  At debconf earlier this
>>> month, I raely saw anyone using the default GNOME/KDE environments --
>>> and I personally use fvwm as a window manager, so there is no
>>> trashcan -- thank goodness.
>> Maybe it will soon be safe to think that the important GUI
>> environments do have a trash can? (With a possibility to turn it off
>> perhaps.)
>         I am not at all sure that is a safe assumption. My phone does
>  not have a trash can.  Indeed, none of the graphical user interfaces I
>  have used in about 20 years of computing has _ever_ featured a
>  trashcan, and I am not so sure I want to assume the future is
>  necessarily different.

I am not sure that mean that the important GUI environments will not
have trash cans.

>> And maybe it is a waste of time to develop too many GUI environments?
>         Indeed. X10 was perhaps a mistake to go away from.

No idea. And it looks unrelated to the number of GUI environments in the
sense I used it.

>> Maybe it uses resources not only from those doing and using the extra
>> GUI environments but also from all people trying to coordinate? And
>> then there are all misunderstandings, miscommunications, discussions,
>> extra development outside to cooperate (but that might on the other
>> hand raise the need for standard interfaces).
>         Nod. Diversity is bad. Conformity should be the goal. We shall
>  all be assimilated.

Maybe that is a good way to solve conflicts is some cases. But I prefer
thinking over possibilities and consequences.

>         manoj

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