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Re: remove 'exit'?

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: remove 'exit'?
Date: Sun, 1 May 2011 21:52:13 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2010-08-04)

Hello Simon,

* Simon Josefsson wrote on Sun, May 01, 2011 at 09:47:06PM CEST:
> Bruno Haible <address@hidden> writes:
> > 'gettextize' requires the user to press Enter to acknowledge the output. And
> > it has annoyed a lot of people. Some distros patch out this part of 
> > gettextize.
> > In summary, people don't like that.
> I tend to agree somewhat.  A 'sleep 60' is likely to trigger the same
> annoyance, right?

Interactivity is bad for advanced users, and they will work around it
and hate you for being forced upon it.  That's one of the main lessons
from Windows interfaces.  Sleeping will just not be seen by those that
run non-interactively, and will be annoying to the rest.

Some gnulib-tool invocations could be mis-interpreted to sleep or wait
for user input, simply because they "compute" stuff for way longer than
60 seconds.


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