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Re: Proposing the new dired command "|"


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Proposing the new dired command "|"
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 17:04:47 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090005 (Oort Gnus v0.05) Emacs/21.2.50 (ia64-suse-linux)

address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:

|> address@hidden (Andreas Schwab) writes:
|> 
|> > Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:
|> > 
|> > |> Proposing the new dired command "|".
|> > |> 
|> > |> Place the cursor on file x.
|> > |> Currently one types
|> > |> !cat *|a|b|c|d
|> > |> the same effect can be had more easily with my proposed "|", just type
|> > |> |a|b|c|d
|> > |> both of which will do the same as
|> > |> $ cat x|a|b|c|d
|> > |> in the shell.
|> > |> If there are several marked files x y z, perhaps do cat x y z|...
|> > |> 
|> > |> I propose 'em, you implement 'em.
|> > 
|> > That's not how free software works.  If you want to have something done,
|> > you are supposed to do it yourself, or pay someone to do it for you.  You
|> > are not in a position to demand anything.
|> > 
|> > Andreas.
|> 
|> ...demand, no.  But propose, yes!
|> 
|> IMO, users of free software should be encurated to propose
|> improvements - and make these proposals public!  
|> 
|> Otherwise, all bright ideas would eventually be patented and out of
|> reach for free software.
|> 
|> Dan, keep your ideas coming.  You propose them, we filter them...

Well, then he should change the wording in his mails so that it cannot be
misunderstood as whining.  I agree that Dan had some good ideas, but how
he presents then is often a bit annoying, like "you implement 'em".

Andreas.

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