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Re: Expected macro behavior (was: Macros don't work in Dired)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Expected macro behavior (was: Macros don't work in Dired)
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2001 09:16:05 +0300

> From: procmail@freemail.hu (deja8501)
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> Date: 18 Aug 2001 09:15:56 -0700
> This way there is no difference between user input and playing back
> recorded event sequences. My original bug report was sent because I
> thought that the inability to record incomplete event sequences (when
> not all input is available for a function invoked by a macro) is a
> bug, that is I cannot record a macro for e.g. Dired which offers a
> default file name when renaming ("Rbackup" or something like that). (I
> know that it probably could be done with hooks, but recording a macro
> is much more simple).

As others wrote, it should probably be possible to extend the macros
so that when the macro ends, input is switched back to the normal
source.  But this will only handle cases where the missing input is
something required as the last thing in the macro playback.

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