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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: Thu, 04 Jan 2001 00:22:06 +0900 (JST)

From: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: C-x C-c needs to say more than just "save file...?"
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 11:03:13 +0200 (IST)

> On Wed, 3 Jan 2001 address@hidden wrote:
> 
> > 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),
> 
> How about popping the question only if the number of buffers exceeds
> some predefined value?

i guess this might be a reasonable approach.

alternatively, i wonder if it is worth tracking what buffers/files
were being viewed when the "last emacs session" was quit and trying to
make use of that for subsequent sessions (obviously it won't be
possible to restore all buffers).

fwiw, i have become quite comfortable w/ being asked for confirmation
when quitting now so i'm fine w/ the little snippet that i posted
earlier.  being able to configure quit confirmation behavior using a
simple `setq' seems more newbie-friendly to me though.

> >   -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).
> 
> Someone needs first to come up with a list of variables and other
> options that should have different values in such a ``newbie mode''.

that's true.

some other candidates that come to mind are:

  (global-font-lock-mode t)

  (setq blink-matching-paren t)

  (column-number-mode 1)

  (setq display-time-day-and-date t)
  (display-time)




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