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Re: Integrate Tramp

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Integrate Tramp
Date: 19 Jun 2002 23:34:17 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

"Stefan Monnier" <monnier+gnu/address@hidden> writes:

> > 
> > Actually, the full tramp format seems to be
> > 
> >         /[method/address@hidden/path/to/file
> It's more than complex that because of the `multi' method which allows
> you to access files via a sequence of "access methods" (e.g. ssh to host1
> then ssh to host2 then su).
> > I think using / to separate the method is a really bad idea, as it
> > makes it non-trivial to parse or split a filename.
> file-name-directory and others are your friends.

I'm probably biased, but with ido, I read file names one
character at a time, and consider a / to be a separator
between path components.  With tramp, that assumption
is no longer true.  Of course, I can program around
it, but I still think / is a bad choice.  What's wrong
with a : ?

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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