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Re: [lmi] Autosave (was: [PATCH] Add undisplayable_exception)

From: Vadim Zeitlin
Subject: Re: [lmi] Autosave (was: [PATCH] Add undisplayable_exception)
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:26:47 +0200

On Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:21:33 +0000 Greg Chicares <address@hidden> wrote:

GC> On 2014-10-11 12:02Z, Vadim Zeitlin wrote:
GC> > On Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:12:05 +0000 Greg Chicares <address@hidden> wrote:
GC> [...]
GC> > GC> It's hard to explain how utterly averse to abrupt termination our 
users are,
GC> To shed at least a little light on it: some office workers leave their
GC> word processor open for a month, and rarely save documents. When they
GC> lose weeks of work due to an abrupt termination, they may concede that
GC> they might have saved more often, but still they feel ill served by
GC> the software, hardware, network, electric company, etc. And we're not
GC> going to implement "autosave" in lmi.

 Out of curiosity, why not? I consider this to be an absolutely required
feature (at least for any program dealing with user input) and I'd be
definitely disappointed if a program I used lost any of my data, whether it
was a result of several weeks or 15 minutes of work.


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