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bug#18836: 25.0.50; `insert-directory' barfs on nonexistent file, but no


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#18836: 25.0.50; `insert-directory' barfs on nonexistent file, but not for `ls-lisp-insert-directory'
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:56:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> Would it be possible to make vanilla `insert-directory' more tolerant,
> i.e., make it act like `ls-lisp-insert-directory', in this respect?

I have no opinion on that, but: What on Earth is that function (and all
its adjacent functions) doing in files.el?

(insert-directory "." "-l")
=>
drwxrwxr-x 22 larsi larsi 4096 april 30 16:49 .

This doesn't seem like a very ... useful general function.

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