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RE: [External] : Re: [PATCH] When deleting in bookmark menu, prompt for

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: [External] : Re: [PATCH] When deleting in bookmark menu, prompt for confirmation.
Date: Tue, 4 May 2021 16:29:32 +0000

> > Undoing is also fine, but it is less discoverable, as you would need to
> > know that an action can be undone to use it.  OTOH, we could call it out
> > in the major mode help.
> It's not obvious that such an action is reversible, no.  But the
> bookmark deletion command could just say "C-u to undo" at the end.

That doesn't really cut the mustard, IMO.

If a `D' flag was off the window, you won't even
know whether that file was deleted, so you won't
know whether you want to undo.  At best, you'll
see a message telling you how many files were

Plus, just what does undo do?  Will a user be
assured that _all_ deletions were undone?  Undo
does things in packets.  A user can easily worry
that only some of the deletions were undone.

> > Perhaps if we had undo, it would make more sense to have the
> > confirmation nil by default.  (But I do wonder if many users would
> > then bother setting that option to t.)
> If we have undo, adding confirmation wouldn't be very useful, no.

Undo is no substitute for prompting for confirmation, IMO.

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