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Re: VC Dired Mode doesn't support recursive directory?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: VC Dired Mode doesn't support recursive directory?
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 14:42:16 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> >> 1. M-x vc-directory gives me a list of changed files in current
>> >> directory and one sub directory.
>> >> 
>> >> 2. I marked all files, then `v v', it prompts this in the minibuffer: 
>> >> 
>> >> ,----
>> >> | All members of a fileset must be under the same version-control system.
>> >> `----
>> > Were some of the files that you selected unregistered? If yes, then the
>> > error you get is expected (although the wording could be improved to
>> > make it more clear).
>> BTW, I think there's a fundamental error in VC's handling of backends,
>> right now:  The backend should be a buffer-local property, not
>> a file-local property.

> So what happens with files that are not in any buffer (like probably a
> lot of files that would appear in vc-dired)?

Huh?  If they're in vc-dired, they're in a buffer.
That's the whole point: it ensures trivially that all the files selected
in a vc-dired are treated by the same backend.


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