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bug#10613: Please consider this report again


From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: bug#10613: Please consider this report again
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:51:57 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Reuben Thomas <address@hidden>
>> Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:19:04 +0000
>> 
>> But I think the report remains valid: suspending Emacs is not a movement, 
>> not an editing command, so why
>> should it affect the behaviour of the next kill?
>> 
>> Consider: if I suspend the computer on which I am running Emacs, then it 
>> does not affect the behaviour of
>> Emacs in any way (or shouldn't!). When I resume, Emacs will behave exactly 
>> as if nothing had happened in
>> the interim (other than time having passed).
>> 
>> So from Emacs's perspective, why should "suspend-emacs" behave differently?
>
> There's any number of Emacs commands that are neither movement nor
> editing.  For example, iconify-frame.
>
> It might be a useful feature to not interrupt a series of kills across
> these commands, but that's not how this feature was programmed: it
> specifically looks at the last command, and makes no exceptions.
>
> So this is not a bug, it's a request for a new feature.

IMO, it's not a useful feature, it sounds like quite a bit more
complexity both in implementation and usage, for very little benefit.





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