[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Canceling dialogues

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Canceling dialogues
Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2006 16:09:03 -0400

    >> What does "Cancel" mean, in the context of a Yes/No question? Doesn't
    >> it mean the same as "No"?
    > Does not C-g cancel the last user command?

    Not really.  It stops it dead in its track, but any progress that has
    already been made before the dialog will remain.

C-g cancels what the command is going to do.  Often, when the command
asks a question, that is a useful option.  People who write commands
know that quitting is a likely possibility whenever the command reads
input, and generally design the command to do the "real work" after it
asks the question.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]