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Re: convert-standard-filename documentation is insufficient

From: Luc Teirlinck
Subject: Re: convert-standard-filename documentation is insufficient
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 07:34:54 -0600 (CST)

Jeff Dwork wrote:

   How about this for the first line?

     "Convert string FILENAME to a legal filename for the OS.

   remainder as below.

If I understand correctly, the purpose of `convert-standard-filename'
is not to take a file name that is _valid_ (or "legal") under GNU/Unix
type systems and convert it to a name that is valid under another OS.
I believe that is done by other functions such as
`file-name-as-directory' and `expand-file-name'.  I believe that the
purpose of `convert-standard-filename' is to convert a _standard_ file
name under GNU/Unix type systems into a name that is standard under
another OS, or maybe just "suitable" if there is no real standard form
on that OS.  Hence:

Convert a standard file's name to something suitable for the OS.



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