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Re: Emacs Lisp's future

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp's future
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:23:24 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> There are many ways for two different designs to be "similar".  They
> are also different.  The details are crucial for users' reactions.  I
> think the people who objected to those behaviors, which involved
> changing the file contents, might not mind the confirmation much.

That kind of choice would require the assumption that any file operation
(and any other encoding/decoding action) is an immediate, direct, and
obvious consequence of a user interaction with Emacs.

That is not the case, and it has never been.  And even where it is the
case, there is nothing to be gained by letting Emacs refuse viewing

David Kastrup

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