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Re: User interaction from multiple threads

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: User interaction from multiple threads
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 20:21:07 -0400

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  > That name will have to come from some Lisp written by the same
  > programmers whom you don't trust to provide self-explanatory prompts,

It is not a matter of "trusting" anyone.  It has nothing to do with
the skill of those people.  That is a red herring.

The existing prompts may be adequate in the current context of use:
after the user runs a command that asks for input.  The command just
entered provides context.

However, when the same prompts appear in the middle of an asynchronous
process, the user doesn't have that helpful context.  Asynchronous
operation requires better prompts, which we didn't need in the past.

Furthermore, if two threads are running the same code on different
data, the prompt may be the same ib both.  That problem doesn't exist

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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