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bug#32215: 27.0.50; Minibuffer completion fails with /~<partial-name>

From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: bug#32215: 27.0.50; Minibuffer completion fails with /~<partial-name>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:58:10 -0400

On 20 July 2018 at 04:31, Stephen Berman <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:02:11 -0400 Noam Postavsky <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Stephen Berman <address@hidden> writes:
>>> On Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:19:36 +0300 Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>>> From: Stephen Berman <address@hidden>
>>>>> Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:55:18 +0200
>>>>> 0. emacs -Q
>>>>> 1. C-x d / ~ TAB
>>>>>    This pops up a *Completions* buffer showing directory names of all
>>>>>    members of (system-users), e.g. steve/
>>>>> 2. Continuing from step 1, when I type any of 's TAB', 'st TAB', 'ste
>>>>>    TAB' or 'stev TAB', Emacs responds with [No match], but 'steve TAB'
>>>>>    completes to steve/
>>>>> The failure only happens with '/~<partial-name>', typing e.g. '~/Downl
>>>>> TAB' here completes to ~/Downloads/
>>>> Doesn't happen here, FWIW.  Strange.
>>> Strange indeed, assuming you tested on GNU/Linux or another POSIX
>>> system, since IIUC on MS-Windows system-users returns only
>>> user-real-login-name (at least it does here on Emacs 25.3 under Windows
>>> 8).  I also tested on another GNU/Linux system I have with Emacs 24.3
>>> and see exactly the same behavior I described above.
>> I see it on both Windows and GNU/Linux.
> Like Eli, I'm surprised you see it on Windows.

Oh, I skipped the TAB in step 1. With that, all of the leading text
before the ~ is removed, so there is no problem (and it indeed
completes immediately to my current user on Windows).

>>                                          I notice that the after typing
>> the first letter of the user name, the leading "/" is no longer in
>> shadow face,
> Yes, I didn't notice that when I tested before but I do now.

Ah, so when you hit TAB, the leading "/" is not removed?

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