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bug#6799: 24.0.50; Please add dired-details.el to Emacs [patch]

From: Rob Giardina
Subject: bug#6799: 24.0.50; Please add dired-details.el to Emacs [patch]
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 11:46:46 -0400

Thanks for remembering this patch Drew. I did work with RMS a long way
back but it fell by the wayside in the last phases.

The patch is just elisp and doc, no C. The changes are pretty simple
and contain all the community enhancements added later

Basically, it adds some bindings to a few functions that will loop
over the dired file listing lines to add invisibile overlays to the
messiest parts of the lines. Pretty self-contained.

It would have to be re-tested at this point. I've attached the old
ones if it will help decide if you want the feature. I can test some
fresh patches on HEAD in the next few weeks when my biz/personal life
calms a bit.


On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 4:05 PM, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
> As I have said several times now, ask Rob Giardina.  He made a whole set of
> changes to various Emacs files, including perhaps C code.  I am not aware of
> what changes he made.
> Rob has sent mail as recently as 2011/11/29 to address@hidden  His
> address for that was address@hidden  (No, I do not subscribe to that mailing
> list.  But I know how to use Google.)  Please contact Rob.
> > > Please contact Rob Giardina.  I believe that he patched the existing
> > > Dired code (and some C code? and some other Lisp code?), doing
> > > everything that was needed.
> >
> > If you want this code included in Emacs, please assemble the patch and
> > post it here.
> It is not a question of "if I want".  It was decided by RMS that this should 
> be
> included in Emacs.  Long, long ago.  Rob did the work required for this to
> happen, but no one ever committed it, AFAIK.
> What I use, personally, is dired-details.el plus dired-details+.el, and they
> suffice.  But Rob went to the trouble of patching Emacs in various places,
> integrating the features cleanly at a more basic level etc.
> I have no idea what Rob's changes were, but if you search the mailing list
> perhaps you can find references to them.  Rob refers to a patch for 2005-07-07
> CVS, here:
> http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.devel/74172
> Here is the last mail from Rob on the subject, AFAIK:
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2007-07/msg00215.html
> Here is my last mail on the subject, with relevant links:
> > From: Drew Adams Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2009 7:34 AM
> > > I discovered dired-details and dired-details+ and found them useful.
> > > Could they be added to emacs?
> > >
> > > http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/DiredDetails
> >
> > They were supposed to be added. Rob Giardina submitted an
> > Emacs 23 patch two years ago that integrates the functionality
> > of both in a better way even than the separate libraries
> > dired-details[+].el.
> >
> > I don't think any reason was ever given for why the patch
> > wasn't incorporated (committed). RMS asked for comment on
> > the merged code, but no one ever answered his request
> > (on emacs-devel, at least). The last time I ping'ed the
> > list about this was 2008-07 - I never got an answer either.
> >
> > Last ping:
> > http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2008-07/msg01152.html
> >
> > Rob's change log and RMS's call for comment:
> > http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2007-07/msg01187.html
> >
> > Original thread:
> > http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2007-07/msg00226.html

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