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Re: Inhibit "Wrote foo" from write-region

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Inhibit "Wrote foo" from write-region
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:25:15 +0200

> From: Johan Andersson <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:34:56 +0100
> Cc: Sebastian Wiesner <address@hidden>, address@hidden, 
>       Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>, emacs-devel <address@hidden>
> > In general, given behavior that is old enough, you can be sure that someone,
> somewhere relies on it.
> Is it a documented API? If it is, it is probably the worst "API" in the
> history of software and should be deprecated and removed. If it's not, just
> remove it and be done with it. If you rely on that sort of output, it's
> really your own fault and people can change their code.

That'd be harsh on users.  There should be a very good reason to be
that harsh.

> I really really hate that Emacs prints messages when it really shouldn't.

It did so since time immemoriam.  And a solution to override that was
already proposed.  So I'm not sure why we are still arguing.

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