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Dired E command
- To: AGRE @ MIT-OZ
- Subject: Dired E command
- From: Leigh L. Klotz <KLOTZ @ MIT-MC>
- Date: Wed, 10 Oct 1984 20:27:00 -0000
- Date: 10 October 1984 16:27-EDT
- Cc: BUG-EMACS @ MIT-MC
- In-reply-to: Msg of Tue 9 Oct 1984 20:12 EDT from AGRE at MIT-OZ
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 1984 20:12 EDT
From: AGRE at MIT-OZ
To: bug-dired at MIT-OZ
Re: Dired E command
ReSent-Date: Wed 10 Oct 84 06:12:41-EDT
ReSent-From: Gail Zacharias <GZ%MIT-OZ@MIT-MC.ARPA>
I dearly wish that some public-spirited person would give Dired
a version of the E command with the LispM's Dired E semantics.
Such a command would edit the current file not in a recursive
^R but rather in another full-fledged buffer, as if you had
called up the file with ^X^F yourself.
CCA EMACS does this by having a Dired Mode (a Major Mode) for buffers.
With ITS EMACS it's hard because Dired is a Subsystem, which takes over
completely, and runs inside a recursive ^R loop. It would take just a
little bit of hacking to make this happen. I'm not sure about the overhead
for all the local variables, though. I don't know if that was the reason
it was done as by hand instead of as a major mode.
What about Info and Babyl and so on?