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Re: y-or-n-p-with-timeout

From: Alex Schroeder
Subject: Re: y-or-n-p-with-timeout
Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2004 19:14:52 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> The question is whether to make y-or-n-p-with-timeout work correctly
> or to declare it obsolete.  We could make it work using some other
> timeout mechanism that can't run Lisp code.

>From a usability perspective I don't like these kinds of timeouts.
They might make sense when booting your computer, but when using
Emacs?  I can't think of a use-case for y-or-n-p-with-timeout.  If
nobody brings up an interesting example, I think we should declare it

.O.  http://www.emacswiki.org/alex/
..O  Schroeder's fifth law:
OOO  Never accept more work than you can handle in one night of hacking.

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