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bug#24977: 25.1; search and query-replace in Dired

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: bug#24977: 25.1; search and query-replace in Dired
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:50:29 +0200
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:50.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/50.0

On 21.11.2016 20:51, Drew Adams wrote:

I have no argument with the new commands.  My argument is to keep
the old commands as well, with their bindings and menu items, and
to give the new commands new bindings and new menu items.

Because that wouldn't be confusing. Either the menu items will look almost the same (but perform slightly differently), or they will have to be very long, to describe the difference.

When you kinda sorta sometimes
get behavior that is similar to what you might expect (e.g. from
the regexp alone), the actual behavior can be all the more
confusing if this difference is not described clearly.

Indeed. But careful handling of uncertain cases and showing user-error for tricky regexps should make the behavior make sense.

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