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Re: should locate-file-completion filter out "./" and "../"?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: should locate-file-completion filter out "./" and "../"?
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 12:45:05 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> Thankfully (!!!!), duplicates are *not* being removed from the result of
> `all-completions', because I rely upon that fact to give me an unordered set
> of completions, with duplicates if they are available. I have code that lets
> users take advantage of completion candidates that might be identical
> strings but have different meanings (e.g. occurrences of the same string in
> a buffer).

Could you expand on this?
I have a hard time imagining why it would be useful to have duplicates if
they are truly identical.  And if they're not really identical, how does the
user know the difference?


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