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bug#2944: 23.0.91; vc-dir confusing at startup

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: bug#2944: 23.0.91; vc-dir confusing at startup
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 08:20:50 -0700 (PDT)

severity 2944 wishlist

Richard M Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

  >     The problem with not showing something in VC buffer is a common one for
  >     asynchronous VC commands (diff, log).  The solution we have in emacs-23
  >     for that is to add [Working...] on the modeline while such command is in
  >     progress.  Was that not obvious enough?  Does the face for that message
  >     need to stand out a bit more?
  > It will be clear enough to people who look for it, I suppose,
  > but I did not notice it at all.  I think it is desirable to put something
  > temporarily in the buffer saying "the data is not really here yet".

I disagree there's a need to add another mechanism to show work is in
progress.  If someone can write a clean patch that shows that message
and has not other ill effects, I won't oppose it.  But I don't plan to
change anything in this respect.

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