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Re: some vc-status updates

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: some vc-status updates
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2008 23:28:45 -0800

Tom Tromey <address@hidden> writes:

  > This adds a bunch of functionality to vc-status.

Thanks, I checked this in.

  > * vc-diff does not work unless you have a file marked.  Maybe
  >   vc-status-marked-files should return the current directory in this
  >   case?

Doing the same thing as vc-dired: diff the current files seems like the
most conservative version. I did this.

  > Mostly this was an experiment, to see how easy it would be to turn
  > vc-status into a pcvs replacement.  It doesn't look super hard, I
  > guess, though there is still a good amount to do.  In particular:
  > * Asynchronous operation

The backend status call needs to be done with vc-exec-after. 

  > * Updates.  Can you do a full-directory update in VC?  

Probably not. But update needs a bit of work anyway: it does not work
for VCSes that only do whole repository updates at a time (hg, git).

  > * A new backend method for "ignore".
  > * Saving buffers should probably update the vc-status buffer.

PCL-CVS does that. Can that code be "stolen"?

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