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

From: Bill Wohler
Subject: Re: address@hidden: grep-tree doesn't shell-quote-argument]
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 09:19:19 -0700
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[Reposting, without editing errors. :-(]

David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

> 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
> improvement.

I agree completely. Since we're bumping the major version number, there
isn't a reason not to allow improvements such as this.

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