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Re: Flipping url-show-status default

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Flipping url-show-status default
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2010 14:13:27 -0400
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Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> The url library is very chatty.  I think most users would get a more
> pleasant experience if url-show-status defaulted to nil.  I mean, our
> other network libraries don't issue tons of messages every time you
> transfer data, so I don't really see why url fetching should be
> different.

I don't think setting url-show-status to nil is the right thing; it's
pretty important to show something, particularly for synchronous
fetching, so that the user knows the connection isn't hung.  But we can
probably comment out some of the less important messages in url-http.el.

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