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Re: Environmental variable expansion - problems for Shares.


From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Environmental variable expansion - problems for Shares.
Date: 08 Oct 2001 13:10:41 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.0.106

>>>>> "Steve" == Steve Kemp <address@hidden> writes:
>   Under these operating systems shared directories are "hidden"
>  by suffixing their names with a "$" symbol.
>   When attempting to use tab completion on these directory names
>  Emacs attempts to expand an environmental variable, and invariably
>  fails.

I find the current behavior indeed annoying.
It would be better to do env-substitution for existing variables
and to leave the $ stuff as is if it doesn't correspond to an env-var.


        Stefan



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