XForms: fdesign overwriting files

Steve Lamont (spl@szechuan.ucsd.edu)
Mon, 2 Jun 97 06:10:48 PDT

To subscribers of the xforms list from spl@szechuan.ucsd.edu (Steve Lamont) :

> OK this is turning into a bit of a pointless thread. I think that most of the
> replies have missed the point of the original problem. ...

Agreed, to some extent.

> I think the originator simply wanted to point out that fdesign can, and will
> unscrupilously (is there such a word !!) write over any .c or .h files which
> happen to be called the same as your .fd file and perhaps some way of
> automatically spotting this may be nice.

True but no one seems to be paying attention to the fact that, as I
pointed out in my original reply, fdesign already *does* protect you
from accidental overwrite by creating *.bak files.

Think of fdesign as you'd think of a text editor. Do you want a text
editor to be continually getting in your way when you want to save a

Admittedly it doesn't hold you by the hand and warn you of every
little possible pitfall with a Macintosh-like "Are you sure" dialog
box but if you want that kind of belt and suspenders sort of
protection then you probably should be on a Macintosh anyway. :-)

Okay. I'll shut up now.

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