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Re: Emacs 21.1 magic filename quoting

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Emacs 21.1 magic filename quoting
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 19:42:07 GMT

address@hidden (Andrew Arensburger) writes:
>       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?

The `/:' is intended to be not just an internal way of quoting
filenames, but a user-convention as well -- e.g., as you already
noticed, it can be used to prevent emacs from expanding wildcards.

This means that it is mentioned in documentation, etc.

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