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Re: delete-file to trash

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: delete-file to trash
Date: Sun, 23 May 2010 07:00:20 +0200
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Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:

> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>> PS: And yes, for interactive calls to delete-file, the `allow-trash'
>> should be non-nil, I think.
> Yeah, but omitted means nil.  Hmm.

If you pickup the arguments using &rest instead of &optional in the
argument list, you can distinguish between omitted and nil args.

Whether this is a good idea is another question.

> Here's an idea: allow the variable `delete-by-moving-to-trash' to be a
> list of values of `this-command', for which to trash instead of
> delete.  Then we could set the default value of this list to be
> `delete-file', `dired-do-flagged-delete', etc.

David Kastrup

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