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Re: Emacs 21.1 magic filename quoting

From: Andrew Arensburger
Subject: Re: Emacs 21.1 magic filename quoting
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 12:29:29 -0400
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On Thu, Apr 11, 2002 at 01:23:59PM +0200, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> Andrew Arensburger <address@hidden> writes:
> |>    Summary: Emacs refuses to read files in "/:".
> Have you tried using "/:/:/a/b/c" for the name?

        At first glance, this workaround appears to work.
        I'd rather fix it properly, though. The main reason I wrote
was that I'm willing to work on fixing it, but wanted to approach you
first and see if I should do so, or if there's deep magic involved
that I shouldn't mess with.
        In particular, Elisp strings may contain \0, which is IMO
unlikely to appear in any filename (and cannot appear in a Unix
filename). Would it be possible to use "/\0" for quoting?

Andrew Arensburger, Systems guy         University of Maryland
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