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Re: C-x C-c needs to say more than just "save file...?"

From: sen_ml
Subject: Re: C-x C-c needs to say more than just "save file...?"
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 10:49:16 +0900 (JST)

From: Dan Jacobson <address@hidden>
Subject: C-x C-c needs to say more than just "save file...?"
Date: 02 Jan 2001 09:10:23 +0800

> Yeah yeah, I know what you're gonna say, there's some hook & variable
> all ready to optionally fix this... but I'm really just out for the
> moral victory of admission that this is a little too little to say
> about the death of an emacs that might have been alive for a few
> days... in the newbie default case especially.

you mean like this?  ;-)

;; ask before killing emacs
(setq kill-emacs-query-functions
      (cons (lambda ()
              (yes-or-no-p "Quit Emacs? "))

i added the above snippet to my .emacs last month or so because i had
accidentally typed C-x C-c one too many times.  

i was thinking that it would have been nice if:

  -querying for confirmation of quitting was the default behavior
   in Emacs (perhaps too annoying for many expert users),

  -quit confirmation was easily configurable via customize (e.g. users 
   relatively inexperienced in Emacs LISP would not have to figure out 
   hook functions and such),


  -there was some kind of default .emacs file for relatively inexperienced
   users, and that this quit confirmation setting could be found there.  as 
   a user gained experience, that user could decide to remove or modify the 
   contents of this .emacs file (or start over from scratch).

> Furthermore, if one accidentally hits the little button to kill window
> in the corner of the emacs window, one is given a pop-up menu called
> "Question", with one of the choices mentioning killing emacs etc,
> however other options on that menu also have the effect of killing
> emacs, [as does killing this pop-up window!] one would think the other
> choices wouldn't kill emacs due to them not also mentioning it.

fwiw, i don't seem to have such a little button in my environment.

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