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Re: address@hidden: grep-tree doesn't shell-quote-argument]

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: address@hidden: grep-tree doesn't shell-quote-argument]
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 15:28:53 +0200
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> I think that what Kim suggests (rename grep-find to
> grep-find-command, grep-tree to grep-find-template, and introduce a
> new grep-find which calls either of the two depending on nilness of
> current-arg-prefix) is the way to go.  Much better than introducing
> a complex configuration and prefix-arg protocol to choose what to do
> when.

Strike the complexity.  Use of a prefix arg to make it possible to
post-edit the command is, IMO, a good idea.  Quite often one wants to
start a command that is almost, but not quite, like the default
recipe.  Kim's suggestion to use an alias for configuration between
two separate commands is not customize-friendly.  And it offers no
reasonable way to actually get both: prompting for the parts, and a
final opportunity for editing the resulting command before sending it

I think the latter is important enough to offer this with a prefix
argument, and this can't be easily accomplished if there is no unified
command that can actually prompt for the parts as well as the finished

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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