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bug#5447: closed by Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> (Re: bug#5447: 23.1.9

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#5447: closed by Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> (Re: bug#5447: 23.1.91; load-file fails for C:/the-file.el.gz)
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 12:56:00 +0200

> From: address@hidden (Emacs bug Tracking System)
> Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 10:34:01 +0000
> The interesting thing is that jka-compr-load is not even called if
> the file is not in the root directory of a drive.  I will try to
> look into that now.

This is actually trivial: a file that is not in C:/ is not considered
a remote file by Tramp handlers.  Case closed.

Like Lennart, I think that considering X:/ files on Windows to be
remote is a bad idea.  If it didn't have any serious consequences, I'd
just shrug.  But the recent bug reports indicate that it does have
very serious consequences, and is quite an annoyance.

Can we please get rid of that misfeature?

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