Posted Apr 3, 2009 20:07 UTC (Fri) by lmb (subscriber, #39048)
Parent article: Shortening the rope
Seriously, do we have no larger problems? These minor issues - configurable, no less - just attract discussion participants who have nothing major to contribute.
I will admit to having been hit by the ctrl-alt-backspace accident, and losing data on a new laptop keyboard. So I welcome the change that this can be configured.
However, my gripe was not with X exiting immediately. But with the fact that applications like OpenOffice et al have no useful recovery code for such crashes. vi/emacs haven't lost me data, but suboptimal GUI applications incapable of a recoverable emergency exit have; probably brought to us by the same people who do not understand fsync().
Hence, my of course major contribution to this matter is that the bike shed should be painted black.