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RE: [PATCH] * lisp/ibuffer.el: Add ability to (un-)mark or delete buffer

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: [PATCH] * lisp/ibuffer.el: Add ability to (un-)mark or delete buffers in the region.
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:10:06 -0800 (PST)

> Foudil, why does this patch rely on the use of the region to select a group
> of buffers, rather than the existing functionality of using 'm' to mark
> buffer(s) for subsequent action? This is a pattern used by many other modes,
> such as dired.
> In my brief testing, dired does not allow aggregate actions based on regions
> either. Therefore, since ibuffer advertises itself as "a dired for buffers"
> --
> and likewise, proced for processes -- the method for dealing with aggregate
> targets should be kept consistent.
> Thus, I'm inclined to reject this patch in favor of the existing "marking"
> methodology.

FWIW: My library dired+.el does let you use the region to act on
(mark, unmark, toggle marks, flag for deletion) a selection of
files (and dirs).


If you also use my library mouse3.el then the region menu has many
more possibilities:


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