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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: C-x C-b and C-x C-f bugging about confirmation
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 12:13:49 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 22:23:18 -0500
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, Emacs Devel <address@hidden>
> >> it IS a big deal to have to kill the buffer:
> >> with confirm-nonexistent-file-or-buffer = t:
> >> C-x b fo TAB [expands to "foo"] RET [confirm?] . TAB RET ==> foo.lisp
> >> with confirm-nonexistent-file-or-buffer = nil:
> >> C-x b fo TAB [expands to "foo"] RET [new buffer] C-x k RET C-x b Up . TAB 
> >> RET 
> >> ==> foo.lisp
> > Your argument is true only if one makes a mistake.  I don't think it
> > is true in general that there are more typing mistakes than
> > correct input.
> The issue is not "correct input" but "correct input that leads to the
> creation of a new file".

That's what I meant by "correct input".

> Generally, when you're creating a new file, you know it, so you hit
> RET RET right away.

But I don't _want_ to hit RET RET.  I want just RET.

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