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Re: Selection-set editing without VC-dired

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Selection-set editing without VC-dired
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 15:40:41 +0100
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"Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden> writes:

> The selection-set editing commands I proposed in a reply to David
> Kastrup would be easy to implement.  However, on reflection, I am
> not at all sure doing so would be wise design.
> In general, I think it is better to have one UI method that works well
> than lots of semi-gratuitous knobs and switches. And I might want to
> use C-x v + and C-x v - for something else someday.
> So, I'm not outright rejecting the idea of a non-VC-Dired UI for
> specifying selection sets. But I think it would be better for
> now if I continued to focus on making VC-Dired so fast that
> you won't really want or need an alternate set-editing method.

PCL-CVS is certainly fast enough but I still consider having to use it
(or other directory-based methods) for multi-file commits a crutch and
inconvenience.  There is no point in having to go through a directory
listing when committing two files already loaded and edited in buffers.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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