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bug#9361: 24.0.50; default value of `dired-do-chmod'


From: Chong Yidong
Subject: bug#9361: 24.0.50; default value of `dired-do-chmod'
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 11:07:30 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

> Please don't insert the default value as initial input.
> Most of the time, users type short symbolic modes that
> add/remove permissions on one user part such as "a=rw" or "go-w".
> It would be annoying for them to delete initial input
> before typing symbolic modes.

Fair enough; deleted.

>> STANDARD-VALUE, if non-nil, should be a \"standard\" value or
>> list of such values, available via history commands.
>
> STANDARD-VALUE is non-standard terminology.  According to
> `read-from-minibuffer' it's named DEFAULT-VALUE.

I don't like DEFAULT-VALUE, because it's not the default returned by
empty input.  But I guess we should be consistent with
read-from-minibuffer, so I changed it.  We should revisit this issue at
some point (in read-from-minibuffer too).





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