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Re: suggestion for set-file-modes

From: Michaël Cadilhac
Subject: Re: suggestion for set-file-modes
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 22:01:42 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     > The standard convention when reading a value in the minibuffer is to put
>     > the default value in the prompt and make it available for editing by
>     > M-n.
>     First, if we have three different notations, why this one should be
>     preferred as the default one?
> Because I made the decision that way.  This is a general policy
> I have adopted for Emacs.
> What format the input should have is a separate question.

My question was about the three different notations for file modes, and
why this one (-rwxrwx-wx) should be preferred as the one to express the
default value.  I wasn't questioning the way values are entered in the
minibuffer at all.  I was referring to what you call the format.

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