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Re: Emacs 21.3.50 grep.el/executable.el problems

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Emacs 21.3.50 grep.el/executable.el problems
Date: 16 Feb 2004 11:14:35 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

> I got the impression that the grep/executable problems don't get
> fixed, because there should be perhaps a more extensive change.

My opinion is that the "extensive" change would be to rip out the recent
change altogether.  What's the point of testing whether `find' is
a unix-like find or not since if it isn't we have no good alternative
anyway.  The only point I could see is to give a more meaningful error
message for those few W32 folks who end up running some unrelated find.exe.
But even then, I highly doubt it'll make any significant difference or is
worth the trouble: the problem seem to be fairly infrequent and for those
people who do end up posting on gnu.emacs.help, I expect they would post as
well if the message said "you need to install a unix-like `find'" because
they have no idea what the message is telling them and where to find
a unix-like `find'.


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