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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: yes-or-no-p prompt conditionally broken in master?
Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:32:43 +0300

> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
> Cc: Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>,  address@hidden,  address@hidden,  
> address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:33:28 +0200
> 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?

I'm not telling them that.  I'm suggesting to tell them that Emacs
maintenance is not going to promise such tricks, bsed on accidental
identity of 2 separate APIs, will always work.  They should expect it
to break without notice.

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