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Re: C-x C-b and C-x C-f bugging about confirmation

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: C-x C-b and C-x C-f bugging about confirmation
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 10:51:21 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:

> I don't think it's a good default.  With minibuffer completion, typing
> mistakes don't happen all that often, and it can be disconcerting to
> have a RET rejected.  You might argue that it's no big deal to type a
> second RET, but it's similarly no big deal to kill the buffer and try
> again in the very few occasions that you make a mistake.  So this looks
> like creeping featuritis if it's enabled by default.

BTW, it's also worth pointing out that most programs don't prompt the
user specially when the user uses an "open file" feature to select a
non-existing file (think about the GTK "open file" dialog).  So people
don't expect to be prompted for such a reason.

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