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Re: Drag and drop patch for X, please review.

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Drag and drop patch for X, please review.
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 16:39:58 -0500

      So the question was, how can
    the code know if somebody has reconfigured the dropping of file names
    to actually insert the file name as text instead of opening it?

I don't see why it is difficult to give the user a way to specify the

    > That might make sense in most cases.  But Dired buffers should treat
    > it differently, and that means it can't be a general Emacs convention.

    I'm working on dired so it will handle drop of files as a file manager,
    i.e. move, copy or link them to the directory.

Thanks.  The point I am making now is that we want to teach people
something else--such as dropping on a mode line--as the way
to visit a file.  That would work regardless of what kind of buffer
is currently displayed in the window.

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