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Re: Rmail conversion misfeature

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: Rmail conversion misfeature
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 22:25:34 -0400
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Richard M Stallman wrote:

> Querying before converting a Babyl file is misguided feature.
> There is no way to proceed except to convert it.

Why not add a defcustom controlling this:

nil                   don't convert, just visit literally
t                     convert without asking
anything else         ask

When asking, it could offer you the choice to set said defcustom to
either t or nil (similar to how unsafe file local variables get handled).

> I can envision a better way to achieve that goal: (1) mark the
> buffer unmodified after conversion, and (2) change the operations
> that would modify the buffer first warn you and query. That feature
> won't cause any hassles just to look at the file, but when you try
> to alter it, you will be notified that this would result in changing
> its format when you save the changes.

That seems a bit complicated.

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