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Re: in dired hit v on a .zip archive

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: in dired hit v on a .zip archive
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 17:02:29 -0600
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Dan Jacobson wrote:
> Well, what is it going to be for all of these, yoo hoo, oh father of
> free software? Strict RET and v divided, like Kevin wants, or v=RET
> muddled, like I seem to maybe still want?

Here's what RMS wrote to me regarding my patch:

| This change would not achieve its aim.  view-file on a Dired buffer
| does nothing except switch-to-buffer, because Dired mode is a special
| mode:
|   (interactive "fView file: ")
|   (unless (file-exists-p file) (error "%s does not exist" file))
|   (let ((had-a-buf (get-file-buffer file))
|         (buffer (find-file-noselect file)))
|     (if (eq (with-current-buffer buffer
|               (get major-mode 'mode-class))
|             'special)
|         (progn
|           (switch-to-buffer buffer)
|           (message "Not using View mode because the major mode is special"))
| This recognizes that using view-mode on a directory listing is not
| very useful.  The code should do what it does now.

Kevin Rodgers

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