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bug#28483: [PATCH] Fix copy-directory creating missing directory

From: Philipp Stephani
Subject: bug#28483: [PATCH] Fix copy-directory creating missing directory
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:40:15 +0000

Aaron Jensen <address@hidden> schrieb am So., 17. Sep. 2017 um 22:19 Uhr:

I’m not sure what Emac’s principles are on it, but perhaps an error
pointing to this change when attempting to copy to a non-existing
directory would help people in the future as well since this is a
change in behavior to an existing function w/o a deprecation.

I think copy-directory is mostly used by libraries, so alerting the user wouldn't help: the problem is in the libraries that invoke copy-directory.
That the behavior changed is unfortunate, but unavoidable due to security concerns. The behavior changes are mentioned in NEWS.

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