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Re: emacs-w3m?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: emacs-w3m?
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 15:45:11 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.91 (gnu/linux)

> The feature is clearly a convenience in the case where you are not
> making a mistake.  Should `bzr add' ask for confirmation before doing
> this?

There'd be very little justification for such a prompt:
- prompts suck for command line tools that can be used in scripts (or
  by Emacs packages ;-)
- "bzr add" prints the list of files it actually added, so if it adds
  some files you didn't expect, you have a fair chance of noticing it
  after the fact.
- the effect of an overzealous "bzr add" can be cancelled without harm
  any time until the next "commit".
- it's usually recommended to use "<backend> diff" before a "<backend> commit"
  so as to make sure you don't commit something by mistake, and that
  would give one last chance to catch a "bzr add" that added more
  than expected.

-- Stefan

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