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bug#12394: 24.2.50; wdired: error when wdired-use-interactive-rename is
bug#12394: 24.2.50; wdired: error when wdired-use-interactive-rename is non-nil
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:08:58 +0100
>> In general, IMHO `wdired-use-interactive-rename' is not very useful at
>> all. I never used it, and the fact that all these problems were never
>> reported by anyone before indicates that not many people are using it.
>> I suggest to remove it completely.
IIUC this was broken by the introduction of the 'dired-filename' text
property. There's hardly anything reasonable we can do about this.
That property should be front-sticky but wdired removes all text
properties it creates before doing the renaming so this seems hardly
So we probably should obsolete ‘wdired-use-interactive-rename’ and not
call ‘wdired-search-and-rename’ any more in ‘wdired-do-renames’ in the
>> Instead, it would be better to
>> ask the user in a way similar to e.g. C in dired, like
>> Really perform these renamings?
>> a -> b
>> b -> a
>> file-x -> file-y
>> But I'm open to other suggestions. Any opinions?
Sounds TRT to me too.
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