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Re: emacs-w3m?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: emacs-w3m?
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 23:56:53 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.91 (gnu/linux)

>> There'd be very little justification for such a prompt:
>> - prompts suck for command line tools that can be used in scripts (or
>> by Emacs packages ;-)
>> - "bzr add" prints the list of files it actually added, so if it adds
>> some files you didn't expect, you have a fair chance of noticing it
>> after the fact.
>> - the effect of an overzealous "bzr add" can be cancelled without harm
>> any time until the next "commit".
>> - it's usually recommended to use "<backend> diff" before a "<backend> 
>> commit"
>> so as to make sure you don't commit something by mistake, and that
>> would give one last chance to catch a "bzr add" that added more
>> than expected.

> All that said, it seems far better to just do what git does, and require
> one to type "... add ." instead.  Mistakes are still possible (and thus
> your points remain), but much more difficult in practice.

Probably doesn't make any difference: he would have typed "bzr add ."
rather than "bzr add" and the result would have been the same.


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