John Keeping <> writes:

> On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 06:45:19PM +0530, Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:
>> John Keeping wrote:
>> > I don't think this is the correct behaviour.  I can think of cases where
>> > I would want to output multiple things into the same directory.
>> format.cleanOutputDirectory = true|false?
> Maybe, but I was thinking of something more like:
>     Output directory is not empty, use "--allow-non-empty-dir" if you
>     really want to proceed.
> Using that configuration variable lets someone shoot themselves in the
> foot quite badly if they forget that they have set it and set the output
> directory to somewhere containing important data.

Yes.  format.refuseToOutputToNonEmpty that defaults to false and
gives your error message is a sensible way to go.
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