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Re: Emacs 21.1 magic filename quoting

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Emacs 21.1 magic filename quoting
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 13:14:34 -0400

>     I agree that the quoting provided by /: should probably only apply to
>     magic file names but not to wildcard expansion (or envvar substitution
>     for that matter).
> That means giving up a useful feature for quoting wildcards.

Of course, I was assuming that we would still be able to quote wildcards.
We can currently do something like


to open the file fo*o.c, but that only works if the file already exists
(and it breaks tab-completion), so we should extend it somehow.
Ideally we should be able to use the $-quoting scheme already used for
envvars and dollars:


but it seems difficult since the $-quoting and the wildcard-expansion
are done at two different places.


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