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Re: [PATCH] When deleting in bookmark menu, prompt for confirmation.

From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: Re: [PATCH] When deleting in bookmark menu, prompt for confirmation.
Date: Mon, 3 May 2021 10:43:29 -0500

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> I don't see how backwards-compatibility is relevant here, but perhaps
>> you could provide more specifics.
> We are now asking for confirmation where previously no question was
> asked, or am I missing something?

My point is that backwards compatibility is not necessarily the most
important consideration in this case, and that such a stance would at
least need some elaborating.

AFAICT, we routinely make "backward incompatible" changes where we see
a need for it.  (But of course we do them with care and consideration.)

Luckily, you provided your reasoning below:

> Questions that pop where previously Emacs did something silently can
> be annoying, which is why I'd prefer to turn this off by default.  If
> someone wants the new behavior, they can enable it.

That's fair enough.  To me, the danger of accidentally deleting a
bookmarks still seems more important.  On the one hand, we have lived
with that for a long time, OTOH that is no reason not to try to do

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