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Re: emacs dired: unable to view deletion list


From: Xah Lee
Subject: Re: emacs dired: unable to view deletion list
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2011 21:06:56 -0700 (PDT)
User-agent: G2/1.0

On Apr 3, 8:30 pm, "Drew Adams" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Thanks Drew. Found the problem. It is
> > (defalias 'yes-or-no-p 'y-or-n-p)
> > though, odd it should be that way. This can be considered a bug?
>
> You might report a usability bug, to see what the Emacs developers think.
>
> My guess, without looking too far, is that this is because `y-or-n-p' reads a
> key directly (using `read-key') and looks it up in keymap `query-replace-map'.
> The key sequences `C-M-v' and `C-M-V' are not defined there, and it doesn't 
> seem
> to look beyond that map.  In that map it only handles certain keys (see the
> `cond' in `y-or-n-p').
>
> These are the keys available in the keymap:
>
> ,----
> | query-replace-map
> | -----------------
> |
> | Keymap that defines the responses to questions in `query-replace'.
> | The "bindings" in this map are not commands; they are answers.
> | The valid answers include `act', `skip', `act-and-show',
> | `exit', `act-and-exit', `edit', `delete-and-edit', `recenter',
> | `automatic', `backup', `exit-prefix', and `help'.
> |
> | key             binding
> | ---             -------
> |
> | C-g           quit
> | C-h           help
> | C-l           recenter
> | RET           exit
> | C-r           edit
> | C-w           delete-and-edit
> | ESC           exit-prefix
> | C-]           quit
> | SPC           act
> | !             automatic
> | ,             act-and-show
> | .             act-and-exit
> | ?             help
> | E             edit-replacement
> | N             skip
> | Y             act
> | ^             backup
> | e             edit-replacement
> | n             skip
> | q             exit
> | y             act
> | DEL           skip
> | <backspace>     skip
> | <delete>        skip
> | <escape>        exit-prefix
> | <f1>            help
> | <help>          help
> | <return>        exit
> |
> | [back]
> `----
>
> HTH

thanks Drew. I filed a bug report. Subject: possible bug: Delete File
List Not Visible when yes-or-no aliased to y-or-n-p

don't know the bug number yet.

 Xah


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