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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 14:04:43 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     > 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.
> Yes, it could be C-u M-x grep-find.

Having to use the prefix-argument for getting the interactive
user-friendly version and getting the complex expert version by
default is backwards-compatible but backwards.

In this case I'd consider it prudent to sacrifice the compatibility in
the user interface (Kim made sure that we _have_ compatibility for
non-interactive use).

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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