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

From: Matthew Mundell
Subject: Re: y-or-n-p-with-timeout
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2004 19:58:00 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>>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
> obsolete.

Type-break mode with fixed-length periods between breaks could use
such a function to prompt the user to take a break.  That way if the
user returns to the machine after an extended period away, then any
prompting will, correctly, be gone.

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