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Re: What's the problem?

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: What's the problem?
Date: 13 Dec 2003 13:08:48 +0900

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>     Sure; I hate auto-save delays too (even more annoying is the 
> address@hidden
>     purposeful-delay-to-give-an-error-message autosave does when it can't
>     write a file)
> It would be easy to change that.  The question is, what other way
> should it make sure the user sees that there is an error?

Some things that come to mind are:

 * Make sure the pause is cleanly canceled if you hit ^G (I'm not really
   sure what it does now, but it acts very strangely if you hit ^G)

 * Only pause to show the error message the first time the autosave for
   a particular file fails; if subsequent autosaves fail, just show the
   error message with no pause (however, if autosave then _succeeds_ at
   some point, it should presumably reset the state so that it pauses
   upon any failure after that)

 * maybe put a big obvious warning in the modeline for buffers where
   autosave failed (text, uppercase, red, blinking... :-)

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