[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#703741: MUST revert this patch

Dmitry Smirnov onlyjob at debian.org
Sun Dec 14 10:09:57 UTC 2014

On Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:32:53 Dmitry Borisyuk wrote:
> I'm very sorry for this, but my patch for this bug is dangerous and must be
> unapplied. Yes, it works well with the default key bindings, but the
> problem is that a user can modify them! Then an unpredictable behavior may
> result.
> Just imagine that the user has in his ~/.inputrc:
> C-k: kill-whole-line
> C-u: "rm -rf * "
> (don't try it yourself!)
> Sorry again, need to look for a better solution.

Do you reckon it is more dangerous than default behaviour? Could it be that 
for most users your patch actually prevents even more unpredictable situation? 
I really like any remedy to accidental command execution as if it is only 
sometime incorrect the default behaviour is always wrong...

Best wishes,
 Dmitry Smirnov.


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