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Re: [PATCH] show difference when recovering file

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [PATCH] show difference when recovering file
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:50:51 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>> BTW, the way the user can do it currently, is to say "yes" to recover,
>> and then use M-x diff-buffer-with-file RET to decide whether or not
>> recovering is a good idea.
> It's too convoluted for me, I never remember how to do it when I need it.

I agree it's not very discoverable and it's rare enough to be hard to

>> Rather than always popping up a *diff* buffer, we could also change the
>> prompt from "yes/no" to "yes/no/diff".
> We could have the same UI as implemented in
> 'save-some-buffers-action-alist' one key for:
> y yes
> n no
> d for diff

Right, that's the kind of thing I had in mind, indeed.
I'm wondering why we have yes/no instead of y/n right now, tho.


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