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Re: `*' interactive spec in some text-killing functions

From: Luc Teirlinck
Subject: Re: `*' interactive spec in some text-killing functions
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 10:21:29 -0500 (CDT)

   But maybe a little warning reminding the user that the buffer is not yet
   writable could be added.

Please do not.  Warnings can be distracting and one should not
multiply warnings without _real_ reason, such as danger of loosing a
lot of work.  What next?  Adding a warning when the user hits M-q in
an empty buffer, C-a at the beginning of a line, C-e at the end of
line and countless other stuff like that?  Any of these would actually
make _more_ sense, since these commands are _really_ useless.  (But
please do not add warnings in these cases either.)

Why does Juanma not just defadvice overwrite mode in his .emacs (if he
has not already done this) after which we could stop this thread.



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