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Re: Emacs-devel Digest, Vol 4, Issue 19

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Emacs-devel Digest, Vol 4, Issue 19
Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2003 15:39:48 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090016 (Oort Gnus v0.16) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Lars Hansen <address@hidden> writes:

> If the second view is given the highest precedence, "/x/.." should expand
> to "/" independently of what "x" is. Thus "/address@hidden:/.." as well as
> "/foo:../.."
> should expand to "/".

That just doesn't make sense.  It neglects "~".  IMHO, a filename
such as "~/../bla" makes perfect sense, and I think that "~" should
be expanded first, before processing "..".

What do you think?

For Tramp, filenames "/foo:bar" where "bar" is a relative name are
considered to be equivalent to "/foo:~/bar".

Ayee.  Once upon a time, Tramp would barf on "/foo:bar", but users
didn't want to type the extra two characters to use "/foo:~/bar"
instead.  So I fixed it up such that "/foo:bar" worked.  Now it's
haunting me, I think.

Anyhow, I think it is not a good idea to make "/foo:bar" and
"/foo:~/bar" different in such a subtle way.
A preposition is not a good thing to end a sentence with.

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