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bug#19812: 24.4; suggest `shell-mode' not interactive


From: Kevin Ryde
Subject: bug#19812: 24.4; suggest `shell-mode' not interactive
Date: Sat, 03 Aug 2019 09:54:51 +1000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:
>
> A different fix would be to extend defined-derived-mode to take a
> :noninteractive flag to just not include the `(interactive)' in the
> defun.  It looks fairly straightforward to implement -- is that a better
> idea, perhaps?

Maybe :interactive, just to write it in the positive sense.  The default
must be t for compatibility.  A couple of words in the docs could note
that special modes usually should be nil.

Perhaps special-mode itself would be the second customer for this.
I presume special-mode is not intended for interactive use, and it
doesn't do much helpful (set buffer-read-only).





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