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bug in completing_read or ffap?


From: Ulf Klaperski
Subject: bug in completing_read or ffap?
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 23:36:37 +0100

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In GNU Emacs 21.2.1 (i386-debian-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2002-03-22 on raven, modified by Debian
configured using `configure  i386-debian-linux-gnu --prefix=/usr 
--sharedstatedir=/var/lib --libexecdir=/usr/lib --localstatedir=/var/lib 
--infodir=/usr/share/info --mandir=/usr/share/man --with-pop=yes --with-x=yes 
--with-x-toolkit=athena --without-gif'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: de_DE
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: de_DE
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: de_DE
  locale-coding-system: iso-latin-1
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

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

- have ffap enabled
  (require 'ffap)
  (ffap-bindings)
- type C-x C-f and select a different directory with keys
- type TAB twice and in the occuring completions-buffer select a file
  with the middle mouse button
- Emacs will open a >New File< because it "forgets" the directory

The problem seems to be that completing-read just returns the file
name without the path when called from 
ffap-read-file-or-url. If the command starts in my home directory, and
I type "~/src", press TAB twice and select file ANNOUNCE,
completing-read just returns "ANNOUNCE" and ffap naturally tries to
open this file in my home directory.

This also happens in the self-compiled emacs in my company (both on GNU/Linux
and HP-sUX).

Thanks,
Ulf





Recent input:
<was useless...>

Recent messages:
insert-tab: Buffer is read-only: #<buffer *Group*>

Wrote /home/ulf/.newsrc
Saving /home/ulf/.newsrc.eld...
Wrote /home/ulf/.newsrc.eld
Saving /home/ulf/.newsrc.eld...done
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