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Re: dired default Feature request

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: dired default Feature request
Date: 01 Nov 2001 18:52:18 +0100
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>>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

    Eli> OTOH, I think Unix and GNU/Linux users are used to the
    Eli> current default.

That's not the crucial question.  The crucial question is whether
those users are used to *relying* on the current default.  How many
people will actively rely on a directory marked for deletion and
executed for deletion and affirmed positiviely for deletion will not
be deleted if non-empty?

That people are used to something being a nuisance and a hassle is not
reason enough to keep it such.  Only if there is some conceivable
danger that they'll kill themselves unwittingly.  I don't see this
with the 'top setting.

Actually, it might be a good idea to have a three-way answer for 'top:
namely yes/no/ask, or all/yes/no: let the user still have the choice
at the moment of deletion to decide whether he wants to be asked for
every subdirectory.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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