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Re: bug in ls-lisp.el (was: Sorting of directories in dired)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: bug in ls-lisp.el (was: Sorting of directories in dired)
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2005 01:00:47 +0300

> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2005 11:13:52 -0700
> Cc: 
>     Could those who are interested in Windows please discuss this
>     among themselves, not here?
> Forget about the general discussion - I reported a bug in `ls-lisp.el',
> which is why I cc'd emacs-pretest. The bug report may have gotten lost in
> the thread. Here it is:
> The commented-out line here, testing the Windows platform, should not be
> commented-out:
> (defcustom ls-lisp-emulation
>   (cond ((eq system-type 'macos) 'MacOS)
>       ;; ((eq system-type 'windows-nt) 'MS-Windows)
>       ((memq system-type
>              '(hpux dgux usg-unix-v unisoft-unix rtu irix berkeley-unix))
>        'UNIX))                        ; very similar to GNU
>   ;; Anything else defaults to nil, meaning GNU.
>   ...)
> Reason: This code adapts the behavior to the platform, and it mistakenly
> gives the default "GNU" behavior (cond returns nil if no clause matches) to
> Emacs on Windows.

You failed to mention that the reaction to this suggested change was
mixed: some liked it, others didn't (I'm one of those who didn't).

So I don't think we should apply this change.

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