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Re: [Bug-AUCTeX] Quoting on Windows XP

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [Bug-AUCTeX] Quoting on Windows XP
Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 23:04:24 +0200
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David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

> Reinhard Kotucha <address@hidden> writes:
>> I suppose that the only way to allow spaces in file names is to avoid
>> the command line interface, i.e. pass command line arguments as a list
>> instead of a string.
>> Apparently auctex quotes file names in order to allow spaces therein.
>> It seems that Microsoft is still unable to support this.
>> Unless there is a better solution I recommend to remove the quotes.
> This is what the current code is supposed to do IIRC (unless quotes
> are required), but for some reason does not.

Well, apparently I remembered incorrectly.  We seemingly use
`shell-quote-argument' around file name arguments, and on Windows this
means unconditionally double quote marks.

Things may be different for the TeX input file name, though, but
that's not what we are dealing with here.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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