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Re: emacsclient: support `/' directory separator on w32

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: emacsclient: support `/' directory separator on w32
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 10:57:05 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:

> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>>> Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 01:51:51 +0100
>>> From: Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
>>> Cc: address@hidden
>>> I am not quite sure, but I believe I have seen that the
>>> recommendation from MS for a file argument is to use
>>> GetFullPathName.
>> But Emacs does not do it, see expand-file-name.  So your proposed
>> changes make emacsclient behave differently than Emacs.
> What is the reason that Emacs does not do it?

Emacs stores its idea of "relativeness" in `default-directory', a
buffer-local variable.

It is not clear how one would attempt to model drive-relativeness on
different drives than the one the buffer is in.  It is possible to
make `default-directory' point to a different drive from that of
`buffer-file-name'.  Maintaining the old drive-relative position at
the same time does not seem possible to do in a reasonably predictable

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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