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bug#25076: 24.5; Enhancement request: Make `archive-mode' more Dired lik

From: Alan Third
Subject: bug#25076: 24.5; Enhancement request: Make `archive-mode' more Dired like (sorting etc.)
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 19:57:07 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.7.1 (2016-10-04)

On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 10:36:08AM -0800, Drew Adams wrote:
> Subject line says it all.  `archive-mode' still seems pretty
> rudimentary.  It would be good to at least be able to sort the lines by
> file name etc.

I’m wondering if it wouldn’t be smarter to actually use dired to
access archives, like how we can use dired to access remote
directories through tramp.

I expect this is probably a much bigger/harder job than I imagine, but
what would be required? Just a function that could produce ls style
output for archives?
Alan Third

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