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Re: Issue with make-temp-file on Windows

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: Issue with make-temp-file on Windows
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:09:35 +0800
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On 18/02/2011 13:56, Fabian Ezequiel Gallina wrote:
I think I just found some issue with make-temp-file.

While this function does the right thing, it seems on Windows it
returns the path with forward slashes instead of backward ones.

 From what I can see from this bug report[0], this is happening right
now on Windows:

(make-temp-file "test")
=>  C:/Windows/Temp/test3044XRQ

While this should be:

(make-temp-file "test")
=>  C:\Windows\Temp\test3044XRQ

Is this intended or is it a bug?

It is intended, as it is normal for filenames to be represented that way internally in Emacs.

If it is intended, is it a portable way I could translate the slashes correctly?

convert-standard-filename will work as long as the user is not using a Cygwin shell. You could start by assuming that if they use a Cygwin shell they will also use a Cygwin port of python, and if users complain fine tune the solution further.

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