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bug#6695: 24.0.50; thing-at-point-url-at-point and ffap-guesser problem


From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#6695: 24.0.50; thing-at-point-url-at-point and ffap-guesser problem
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 15:25:09 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

> Load thingatpt.el and ffap.el.  Use this test line of text:
>
> ;; c:/Documents and Settings/foobar/My Documents/MyStuff/foo.pdf
>
> 1. Put the cursor on the g of Settings.
>    M-: (thing-at-point-url-at-point) => "http://Settings/foobar/My";
>
> 2. Put the cursor on the S of MyStuff.
>    M-: (thing-at-point-url-at-point) =>
>    "http://Documents/MyStuff/foo.pdf";

These both return nil for me in Emacs 24.

> Neither of those is remotely correct.
>
> 3. Put the cursor on the g of Settings.
>    M-: (ffap-guesser) => nil

[...]

> What should happen:
>
> `ffap-guesser' should return
> "c:/Documents and Settings/foobar/My Documents/MyStuff/foo.pdf"
>
> `thing-at-point-url-at-point should return
> "http://c:/Documents and Settings/foobar/My Documents/MyStuff/foo.pdf"

I don't really see how guessing that these things are file names is
feasible.

Unless one adds special matches for Windows where [letter]:/ matches
stuff until the end of the line or something...

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