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Re: dired-do-touch

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: dired-do-touch
Date: 24 Mar 2004 11:57:48 +0100
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>    else more-or-less silently ignore errors in this function for
> directories on such systems.  The second alternative is probably
> slightly better, since this is a primitive function that can be called
> from deep inside some complex command, where signalling an error might
> disrupt the rest of processing.

I think that this is acceptable behaviour on such systems.

Maybe the function could simply return t if time was modified, nil
otherwise.  Then it would be easier for a programmer to change his
code to deal with systems where the call fails.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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