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Re: autorevert doesn't change mode-line-modified anymore

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: autorevert doesn't change mode-line-modified anymore
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 12:22:12 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> To do work on anything in Emacs to facilitate the use of Clearcase
> would be self defeating.  It would make more sense for us to make
> it difficult.  Emacs is more popular than Clearcase, and maybe we
> could help blunt the threat that Clearcase poses to our community.

I wont argue against this, but I know that very often using Clearcase
is a corporate decision that individual developers simply cannot change.

All the developer can decide is to use emacs -- so I don't really
think we should make our freedom-loving emacs user suffer from
corporate non-freedom decisions.

In the current situation, the changes to auto-revert mode makes an
(IMO) very radical change to previous behaviour.  Normally, we do not
make such radical changes without providing a user option to control
it -- and usually we even use the existing behaviour as the default
option, i.e. usually we don't enable radical new features.

So objectively speaking, we should at least provide a user option to
manually revert (:-) to the old auto-revert behaviour.

Kim F. Storm  http://www.cua.dk

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