[issue488] Re: VC submenu under Tools
rsparapa at mcw.edu
Mon Mar 2 14:07:58 EST 2009
Rodney Sparapani wrote:
>> BTW, I just tried using vc+dired integration for the first time and either I
>> don't understand how it works (which is quite likely as I've never really
>> used dired either) or it's quite broken; I get "dired-subdir-alist seems to
>> be mangled" when I try to do something in a vc-dired-mode buffer.
> Same here and, for me, dired-subdir-alist is nil. This variable comes
> from dired.el and the error message must be coming from the function
> also defined therein, dired-current-directory
I get it now. dired-current-directory is supposed to look at your
vc-dired buffer and determine if the file you are checking in is
in the current default-directory or in a subdirectory thereof.
However, it can't seem to figure out the way subdirectories are
encoded in the buffer. So, it barfs. But, if you have it return
something sensible, like default-directory, then it prompts you for
a log and checks in the marked file. I haven't tried multiple
files yet. No idea how to fix it completely.
Rodney Sparapani Center for Patient Care & Outcomes Research (PCOR)
Sr. Biostatistician http://www.mcw.edu/pcor
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