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Re: vc-mode-line

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: vc-mode-line
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 00:16:21 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> This function's doc string (and the corresponding portion of the Emacs
> manual) does not document all the possible characters that can appear
> between the name of the back-end and the revision number.
> I will take care of fixing that, but while at that, I'm surprised that
> the characters selected to express the various statuses have such a
> small mnemonic value.  `-' would be much more appropriate for removed

It seems that '-' is used the same way as the mode line element that
says the file is not modified.
By that logic, then for an edited file we should use '*' not ':'

> files, and locally added files should use `+' rather than `@'.  How

Looks like a good idea.

> entrenched are the current indicators? is it possible to change them,
> or will that cause massive breakage elsewhere and/or user outcry?

Breakage?  Probably not, all the VC backends that do something about
the vc-mode-line would have change at the same time.
Outcry... hard to say...

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