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Re: dired command on marked files


From: Fabian Braennstroem
Subject: Re: dired command on marked files
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 21:54:07 +0200
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Hi Rupert,

   thanks.

* Rupert Swarbrick <address@hidden> wrote:
> Fabian Braennstroem <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> This first part of my problem was easier than I thought:
>>
>> (defun grace()
>>     "Create Plot using grace"
>>     (interactive)
>>        (call-process-shell-command (concat (dired-shell-stuff-it "xterm -e 
>> 'xmgrace " (dired-get-marked-files) nil) " '&")) 
>> )
>>
>
> This is of course irrelevant, but you might be interested to note that
> one normally formats lisp code more like the following:
>
> (defun grace ()
>   "Create Plot using grace"
>   (interactive)
>   (call-process-shell-command
>    (concat (dired-shell-stuff-it "xterm -e 'xmgrace "
>                                  (dired-get-marked-files) nil)
>            " '&")) )
>
> (although the last line's a bit icky). In particular, when in
> emacs-lisp-mode, you'll find that TAB indents the line to the "right
> place".
>
> Also note that the lambda list (which in the above is just "()")
> doesn't have to be connected to the function/macro symbol ("grace") -
> and the normal idiom is to put it as above. This is particularly
> relevant if you've got a long lambda list:
>
> (defun my-func
>   (has a very &optional long lambda list here indeed)
>   (+ 1 2))
>
> (my-func 0 0 0)
> => 3
>
>
> Hope this is of some interest,
>
> Rupert

Greetings!
 Fabian


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