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Re: Comparing 2 (or 3) directories: problems with file selector dialog (

From: Michael Kifer
Subject: Re: Comparing 2 (or 3) directories: problems with file selector dialog (Carbon port)
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 19:47:32 -0400

> On 13 Jun 2006, at 14:36, Juri Linkov wrote:
> >> This is from a user. He selects "Compare directories" by mouse  
> >> (in  the
> >> ediff menu), which causes a file selection dialog to appear in   
> >> the Carbon
> >> port (since the last input was a non-keyboard event).
> >> Unfortunately, it looks like directory selection is not enabled for
> >> this dialog.
> >>
> >> I verified this with a recent version.
> >
> > Is this Mac-specific?  I can't reproduce this on GNU/Linux with GTK.
> > Dired-compare-directories uses read-directory-name, so perhaps
> > read-directory-name doesn't work on Mac.
> read-directory-name works as intended.
> Michael Kifer send a few e-mails and I thought he would deal with it.
> This is about ediff-directories, not dired-copmare-directories.
> The latter works fine, the former uses `ediff-read-file-name'.

I'll commit the required change in a few days. 
In some cases ediff allows either a file name or a directory to be entered,
but there is no widget to allow selection of either kind. In this case I
chose the file selection widget and full functionality is available only
through the minibuffer.

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