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Re: bug in copy-directory

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: bug in copy-directory
Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2011 10:22:36 -0500
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> If you want to be able to do:
> (copy-directory "/tmp/test" "~/")
> We will have to fallback to a function copy-directory1 used by dired and
> a copy-directory function/command that ALWAYS use last arg of
> copy-directory1.

That sounds to me like the right thing to do (copy-directory already
has many arguments, and adding one which will (almost) always need to
be passed doesn't sound too attractive).

But you say it in a tone that seems to imply it's undesirable: could you
explain why you think it's undesirable?


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