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cmdproxy for Ms. Windows

From: Andrew Kurn
Subject: cmdproxy for Ms. Windows
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 11:38:39 -0800

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 not to your local site managers!!
Please write in English, because the Emacs maintainers do not have
translators to read other languages for them.

In GNU Emacs 20.4.1 (i386-*-nt4.0.1381)
 of Thu Jul 15 1999 on gridlock
configured using `configure NT'

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

The trigger is to enter hexlify-buffer.

Symptom is infinite loop.

On investigation, I discover that, because I'm
running under Ms. Windows NT, and because I've
set Emacs variable directory-sep-char to \ i.e.
what I thought I was *supposed* to do,
the cmdproxy can't cope with the file-name.

He continues to use \ as escape_char.  Here is
line 137

int escape_char = '\\';

Changing to anything else, e.g. '?' would solve the problem.
I note this blithe remark from the code:

          /* The program name is the first token of cmdline.  Since
             filenames cannot legally contain embedded quotes, the value
             of escape_char doesn't matter.  */


Thanks for all the good work.  I enjoy using
Emacs in a house full of Ms. tool users.


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