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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: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 14:41:36 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Below is a patch which merges grep-tree into grep-find, with
>     the new grep-tree interface as the default API, while a C-u
>     prefix requests using the old grep-find interface.
> That makes it an incompatible change.

Yes, intendedly so.

> grep-find has existed since years ago; grep-tree is new.
> We could avoid that incompatible change by making grep-find
> with C-u implement the grep-tree behavior.
> Is there some specific reason you propose the incompatible way?

It's the more beginner-friendly version.  The old variant is the
"specialist" version which you'd use if you need full control.  Using
C-u to demand the easier variant seems like a backward way of using a
prefix argument.  The price is an incompatibility in the default user
interface to previous versions.  Personally, I consider it an

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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