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Richard Stallman wrote:
To me it seems cleaner always to use command-execute.
The one thing I would change is to not call `command-execute'
automatically if Emacs is run in batch mode. Currently, no exception
is made for batch mode, whereas the motivation given only seems to
apply to interactive use. Of course, `emacs -batch' can ask
"interactive" questions using standard input, but batch mode is often
invoked from `cron' and `at' jobs and the like. If the script really
wants to ask interactive questions, it can call `command-execute'
Also, the new behavior should be documented in the NEWS and in the
Emacs manual (currently it is not).