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Re: [VM] vm-mark-folder-modified-p

From: Patrick P Murphy
Subject: Re: [VM] vm-mark-folder-modified-p
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 09:04:42 -0500

On Mon, 12 Nov 2012 09:46:58 +0000, Uday Reddy <address@hidden> said:

> I have now modified `vm-quit' in the trunk to silently discard any
> changes to the folder ("meta-data") if the folder is read-only.

> There are a couple of things about this that worry me.

> 1. If you do vm-toggle-read-only for some reason or other, you might
> put the folder in read-only mode.  If you forget that you have done so
> and quit the folder, the changes that were made before putting it in
> read-only mode would be lost.  So, vm-toggle-read-only has now become
> a mildly unsafe operation.

Would a warning (inside vm-toggle-read-only) to the user be prudent
under this situation?  Something along the lines of "WARNING: you have
unsaved changes; marking this folder read-only may lose them" or similar
would certainly be enough to remind me that I'm, well, doing something
stupid :-)

Just a thought.

 - Pat

 Patrick P. Murphy, Ph.D.   Webmaster (East), Computing Security Manager

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