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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: C-x C-c needs to say more than just "save file...?"
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 08:47:23 +0200 (IST)

[Could you please stop using fake email address?  It's extremely annoying 
to edit the headers each time I need to reply.]

On 7 Jan 2001, Dan Jacobson wrote:

> >> -querying for confirmation of quitting was the default behavior in
> >> Emacs (perhaps too annoying for many expert users),
> Eli> How about popping the question only if the number of buffers
> Eli> exceeds some predefined value?
> here one surely cannot make value judgments, as one tiny buffer with
> the valuable info might be much more important then 25 big other
> buffers, even though there's no file attached to the buffer.

How is this relevant?  Emacs asks you about unsaved buffers before it 
exist, so no data is ever lost, no matter how many buffers did you have.

The rationale for basing the decision on the number of buffers is the 
amount of time it takes to reproduce your session: visit all the files, 
set point and mark in each buffer where you left them, etc.  (There are
features in Emacs to make this very easy and automatic, but they are
not turned on by default.)  The effort required for this is highly
correlated with the number of buffers in the session.

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