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bug#24184: 25.0.94; dired-copy-filename-as-kill does not quote or proper
bug#24184: 25.0.94; dired-copy-filename-as-kill does not quote or properly separate file names
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:35:56 -0700 (PDT)
> I think filenames should be quoted only when really necessary. IOW,
> only if (not (equal (shell-quote-argument "this file") "this file"))
> but not when (equal (shell-quote-argument "this-file") "this-file").
Even stronger than that. There is no reason to suppose
that everyone wants to yank the text only in contexts
where it should be double-quoted.
On the contrary. People have been usefully yanking it
and using it without quotes for decades. This is a useful,
longstanding Emacs feature.
If someone wants a different copy or paste or both behavior
then s?he can define a new command and bind a key to it.
If someone thinks that Emacs itself needs such a command
and key then s?he can propose it. But there is zero reason
to co-opt this fine feature by replacing it by something else.