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Re: A Modest Proposal

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: A Modest Proposal
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 18:28:04 +0300
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On 05/01/2016 06:16 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

My modest proposal is kinda suggesting that `insert-directory' would go
away -- to be replaced by (something like) `ls-lisp--insert-directory'.

Users of Posix platforms will curse you if you do.

Yes. Listing files using external tools is usually faster.

After digging into grep.el and using it a bit, I've been hoping we could construct a high-level pluggable API inside it, so that instead of customizing grep-program, etc, it would be possible to use third-party alternatives (such as Ag) to list files, and to search through files, from the core packages.

Using ls-files instead of find could work like one such alternative (used by default as fallback).

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