Re: "in-program" backup facility
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg111907] Re: "in-program" backup facility
- From: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>
- Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 07:06:20 -0400 (EDT)
On 8/17/10 at 1:20 AM, dave at removedbailey.co.uk (David Bailey) wrote: >On 16/08/10 10:55, Bill Rowe wrote: >>On 8/15/10 at 7:36 AM, plindsay.0 at gmail.com (peter) wrote: >>Programs designed to backup all files that have changed on a hard >>drive really aren't replacements for what is being asked for. >I'd say some sort of 'nag' function that just reminded the user that >he had been working on a notebook for x minutes, and wouldn't he >like to save. An automatic save can easily happen at the worst >possible moment - say half way through a long series of find/replace >operations! >I like control over what is going on. Yes, I agree automated saves in something like Mathematica are likely to cause more trouble than they are worth. Frankly, I've used Mathematica for so long I've got a fairly established set of habits I use when working with Mathematica. So, established I am unlikely to change my workflow with Mathematica without a very compelling reason. For me, a simple 'nag' function would just get ignored and shut off rather than used.