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RE: Emacs Explorer?

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Emacs Explorer?
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 16:56:43 -0700

Thanks for the info, Jason! I wasn't aware of dired-dd.

I just downloaded it and checked it out.

FYI - It does a lot more than the minor tweaks I mentioned (in particular,
it does drag-&-drop). (It also does less than some of my code; it's
~complementary, in fact.)

I can't say that I would propose the dired-dd user interface as a model for
an Emacs Explorer (or its code as a model of elisp programming!), but it's
good to see a drag-&-drop prototype.

I realize that you didn't propose dired-dd as a model. Do you actually use

I'd like to see something in Dired as user-friendly and useful as what
Windows Explorer offers. Things like drag-&-drop can be quite error prone,
so the user interface needs to be very good (good feedback etc.).

Code like dired-dd (and my dired+) provides only baby steps toward the
functionality of WE - Emacs dev could do a lot better. WE is a model to copy
or learn from; dired-dd is probably not.



P.S. Hope you don't mind my cc'ing the list.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Rumney [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 12:32 PM
To: Drew Adams
Subject: Re: Emacs Explorer?

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

> FYI - I've added a couple of the really *minor* Windows-Explorer features
> my own dired:
>  . To select multiple files, you can click MB1 then Shift-click MB1, or
> MB1-drag a region.
>  . Context-dependent MB3 popup menu (operates on all files in the region
> the single pointed file).

Have you seen dired-dd? I think I found it on gnu.emacs.sources about
a year ago. It probably has what you've added and more.

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