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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: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 00:06:03 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     The old grep-find interface is "a hack" (a  way to
>     start a compile-like command which runs find | grep.
> But it is quite like M-x grep, and that makes for consistency.  I
> think that nearly everyone who uses grep-find will have used M-x
> grep first, and will therefore find grep-find quite natural.
> It could be the case that we could make both grep and grep-find
> easier for beginners to use, in a consistent way.  But let's wait
> till after the release for that change.
> For now, I would suggest we consider making the new feature
> grep-tree more convenient in a way that isn't incompatible for old
> features such as grep-find.

The problem that was being addressed is that we already have to many
similar features.  The patch was intended to obliterate "grep-tree" as
a separate feature.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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