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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: give us a hand with arch

From: Dustin Sallings
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: give us a hand with arch
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 13:29:01 -0700

On Saturday, Sep 27, 2003, at 08:13 US/Pacific, Tom Lord wrote:

   Regarding the interat loop (the "Commit? ..." prompt):  walters'
   script also illustrates that (a) one of the outputs of an editting
   session should be a value that means "forget it -- abort the
   commit" and (b) in general, editors themselves provide no good
   mechanism for returning such a value.   Looking around at the
   patterns of other programs that invoke editors -- the interact loop
   was the only one I saw that addressed this very issue in a
   reasonable way.

Just a quick thought, what about having a header that indicates whether the commit should finish?

LogComplete: yes

For the most common cases, this should avoid the need for an interactive loop.

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