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bug#3785: 23.0.91; Strangeness involving regexp in directory-files comma


From: Stephen Berman
Subject: bug#3785: 23.0.91; Strangeness involving regexp in directory-files command used on dir of links
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2009 00:39:51 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, 08 Jul 2009 10:06:58 -0400 Loyd Fueston <address@hidden> wrote:

> I have files of todo items for various projects and a directory of
> links to those files.  A simple function to search those files was
> skipping over links named "misc" and "emacs".  The following function
> narrows the problem down.  It seems to be a true problem but maybe I'm
> doing something dumb?  I use emacs-snapshot, 23.0.91.1 but checked
> using emacs 22.2.1 from Debian Lenny and same problem occurs.  Also
> checked with emacs-snapshot started with emacs -Q.  Problem is same.
>
>
> ;;; ============================================================
>
> (defun test-links ()
>   "This narrows down a problem showing in a more complex program."
>   (interactive)
>   (setq links (directory-files "~/programming/emacs/debug/links" t "[:word:]" 
> t))
                                                                      ^^^^^^^^
The regexp should be "[[:word:]]"

Steve Berman





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