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Re: doc-view: Document quality and find-file

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: doc-view: Document quality and find-file
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 11:34:46 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Peter, hi Amy!

Sorry for the late answer, but I was in holidays and had a lot of other
stuff to do.

>> (2)  When using "M-x doc-view" to find a file, Emacs tries very hard to
>>      ignore PDF files

Indeed, that's very bad.  I've fixed it.

> Would it make sense to add some file types to file-name-handler-alist
> and make doc-view their handler?

No, I think those handlers are for other use-cases and much to complex

> Then, I think, a simple v in dired buffer would invoke some doc-view
> method for exactly this file and file name completion would not be
> needed ...

I advised `view-file'.  If you hit `v' on a pdf, ps or dvi file now,
you'll be asked if you want to use doc-view instead of view-file.

The new version is in my git-repository (see on and I've
sent a patch to emacs-devel.

      "OS's and GUI's come and go, only Emacs has lasting power."
          Per Abrahamsen in <address@hidden>

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