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Re: yes-or-no-p prompt conditionally broken in master?

From: Andy Moreton
Subject: Re: yes-or-no-p prompt conditionally broken in master?
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:47:09 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (windows-nt)

On Thu 03 Sep 2015, David Kastrup wrote:

> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>>> From: Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>
>>> Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 21:25:19 +0300
>>> > FWIW, I have (setq confirm-kill-emacs #'yes-or-no-p) in my init.el.
>>> > I just can't count the times I pressed C-x C-c by mistake.
>>> It's a personal choice.
>> Personal choices are solved by user options, not by defaliases and
>> suchlikes.
> The Emacs manual starts with "Emacs is the extensible, customizable,
> self-documenting real-time display editor."  The very first attribute
> mentioned here is "extensible".  So who are we to tell users they should
> not use Emacs' programming facilities for making it do what they want?

You are both right.

Extensibility has allowed users to tailor how emacs behaves, given that
no user option exists to configure this behaviour. The fact that several
people have done so indicates that a user option is needed.


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