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Re: Introducing 'unrecognized and 'ignored

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Introducing 'unrecognized and 'ignored
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2008 17:25:09 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> Dan, there are parts of the VC design about which I feel some
> territoriality, but this is absolutely not one of them. The
> performance of the VC-Dired code is not where I want it to be, your
> arguments seem sound, and you seem well motivated to do a good job.
> If you think you can rip VC-Dired out and replace it with a better and
> faster ewoc-based display layer, you may do so with my blessing and
> support.

Note that there's a middle-way as well: use dired-mode, but fill the
buffer manually from the list of files returned by the backend commands
(probably using code from ls-lisp.el to properly format each lines), so
we don't run `ls' or directory-files at all, but still preserve
everything else.


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