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Re: A Modest Proposal

From: joakim
Subject: Re: A Modest Proposal
Date: Sun, 01 May 2016 17:21:59 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.93 (gnu/linux)

Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> John Wiegley <address@hidden> writes:
>> Resuming: I wonder how would your proposal normalize that information? Would
>> it use a Dired API to populate the buffer, rather than filling it with text
>> and applying a bunch of regexps after the fact?
> Yes, indeed.  It would be a mode that takes lists of files (and file
> information) and displays that in the way the user wants, instead of
> mangling various textual presentations output by various Unix commands.

That would be nice.

For instance I had a patch that used the filemagic library to return
extended file information to Emacs.

Nowadays I guess you should use the module facility to interface to

I think my point is that lisp could potentially have even better
metadata about a file in a structured way than what is now
available. Something along that line of thought anyway...
Joakim Verona

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