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Re: lynx-dev QUIT_DEFAULT_YES: no?

From: brian j. pardy
Subject: Re: lynx-dev QUIT_DEFAULT_YES: no?
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 19:11:11 -0700

Philip Webb wrote:
> 981015 Brian Pardy wrote re
> >   (c) QUIT_DEFAULT_YES defaults to FALSE
> > It is rather annoying to start changing defaults between versions,
> > it totally violates the principle of least astonishment.
> > when that default changes it is confusing
> > and forces another change to my local lynx.cfg.
> this sounds rather like an argument for never changing things at all.
> are you arguing that we shouldn't change current defaults,
> even if the alternative is better for most users, at least once accustomed?
> one assumes regular subscribers read the detailed changes for new versions,
> so they at any rate shouldn't be taken by surprise,
> & changing  lynx.cfg  takes maybe  60 seconds .

It's more along the lines that, for whatever reason, the default was set
to that long ago and I don't see any reason to change it now.

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