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Re: C-x C-q more useful as toggle-read-only


From: Jari Aalto+mail.emacs
Subject: Re: C-x C-q more useful as toggle-read-only
Date: 18 Oct 2000 23:34:37 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.6 (i386-*-windows98.1998)

* 2000-09-19 address@hidden (Richard Alderson III)
* <http://search.dejanews.com/address@hidden&format=threaded>
| 
| address@hidden (Stephen Gildea) writes:
| 
| > Emacs 19 changed C-x C-q to do some version control operation.  This didn't
| > seem so useful to me, because I use the old meaning of C-x C-q all the time,
| > even on versioned files.
| 
| Must be later than 19.28, which I used for years until installing 20.7 a 
couple
| of months ago.
| 
| I was recently screwed by the changed behaviour of C-x C-q:  I was looking at
| a file from our source repository, and wanted to make some change, then save 
it
| into my own development directory (an operation I have executed for decades,
| under TECO EMACS as well as GNU).
| 
| Imagine my surprise when it wrote out a new version of the file into the 
source
| repository!  I had to go get a backup tape and restore, to get the file dates
| back in sync.
| 
| > Please change C-x C-q back to doing toggle-read-only.
| 
| I agree.


Exactly. The C-x C-q should stay as toggle-read-only and people who
mean "version control" behavior, should use the appropriate
commands in the C-x v map.

Overloading the C-x C-q defeats its original purpose.

Jari



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