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Re: dired mode recursive delete

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: dired mode recursive delete
Date: Sun, 03 Jun 2007 23:57:22 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.51 (gnu/linux)

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

>>> In case of cp and mv, currently Emacs uses their "emulations",
>>> but it would be good to use external commands directly.
>> Why would it be good?  It will certainly be slower.
> Not necessarily slower: coreutils has fast implementation (maybe, even
> faster that Emacs' own), and calling external process causes no big overhead.
> But advantages of using external commands are numerous: they are
> rich of features whose reimplementation in Emacs doesn't sound
> reasonable.

What use are numerous features in external commands when there is no
interface from Emacs to them?

I can call external programs as much as I like for solving some
Emacs-internal task, but the number of options that I am not going to
use is not relevant at all.

David Kastrup

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