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Re: bug in copy-directory

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: bug in copy-directory
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2011 10:37:21 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Michael Albinus <address@hidden> writes:

> If this is not possible, we shall fall back to the Emacs 23.2
> implementation, which is less broken compared with the current status.

Explain again why the current status is more broken than Emacs 23.2.  As
far as I can tell, if the copy-as-subdir arg is nil, the Lisp behavior
is identical to 23.2.

> I would vote for continuing with the last patch from Thierry, not
> committed yet. Maybe it is possible to throw copy-directory-1 away,
> and to adapt the call of copy-directory in Dired instead of.

Adding a separate copy-directory-1 function does nothing different from
adding an optional argument to copy-directory that modifies its
behavior.  Not much point.

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