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Re: Documenting universal-async-argument

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: Documenting universal-async-argument
Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 18:41:14 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> It is about threads just now. But it could be also for other
>> asynchronous command behavior, later on.

> Do we really envision any other kind of asynchronicity in Emacs, any
> time soon?  I'd be surprised.

Don't know. But, for example, any make-network-process based command
could also feel the challenge to use the "asynchronous" knob, w/o a
thread implementation.

I've took this general interpretation from your meessage
<address@hidden>, where you have said

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
I was actually thinking about something like universal-async-argument,
entirely unrelated to files etc.
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

You haven't restricted this command to files, so I took it as general as

>> It is just a knob ("prefix command"), which tells the following command
>> "If you know something about asynchronity, and if you care, be informed
>> that the user wants you to run asynchronous".
> universal-coding-system-argument is also "just a knob", and yet it is
> described where coding-systems are.

Indeed, I was thinking of describing (or at least mentioning) that knob
as well in the new "prefix command" section.

> But feel free to find a different place, mine is just one opinion, and
> not a very strong one in this case.

I'm trying. But the essence of this thread is to find a good place; I
didn't succeed so far.

Best regards, Michael.

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