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Re: dired default Feature request


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: dired default Feature request
Date: 01 Nov 2001 22:37:10 +0100

>>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

    >> From: address@hidden (David Kastrup)
    >> Date: 01 Nov 2001 20:45:20 +0100
    >> 
    >> >>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
    >> 
    >> >> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
    >> >> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
    >> >> Date: 01 Nov 2001 18:24:57 +0100
    >> >> 
    >> >> Unless you can come up with a compelling reason beyond
    >> >> nostalgia, I'd recommend changing the default.
    >> 
    Eli> As long as I don't force my opinion on others, I don't need
    Eli> to come up with any compelling reason to voice it.  The mere
    Eli> fact that I voice it is all the compelling reasons you need
    Eli> to hear it.
    >> 
    >> Well, read what I wrote above:  I did not say that unless you come up
    >> with a compelling reason, I will not listen to you.  I said that
    >> unless you can come up with a compelling reason, I'd recommend a
    >> change.

    Eli> Suggesting that I have only nostalgia to back up my opinion is an
    Eli> insult.  Isn't that clear?

Well your reason was that users would expect getting an error message
when trying to delete a directory.  And attempting to delete a
directory for the sake of getting an error message reaffirming that
the rmdir system call will only unlink empty subdirectories was what I
called "nostalgia".  Ok, probably a bad choice of words.  I
apologize.  Still I would like to hear some reason beyond "people have
grown to expect this to fail" for keeping the current default
semantics.

Anyhow, I have already stated my opinion on that, though ill-worded,
and getting more repetitive about that one is not going to help
anybody.

Thanks for caring about Emacs,

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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