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Re: file-name-shadow-mode

From: Luc Teirlinck
Subject: Re: file-name-shadow-mode
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 12:24:58 -0600 (CST)

Richard Stallman wrote:

       [I think it's probably possible to fix this -- e.g., by generating a
       regexp of all non-absolute environment variables and glomming it onto
       the rexexp used for filenames.  But my basic point is that it scarcely

   Could you try fixing it that way?

It would probably be a lot better to do the complement: look for all
environment variables whose value starts with / or ~.  Emacs supports
file names that start with $ if the $ is not followed by an
environment variable, or if the $ is doubled up.  I may be overlooking
something obvious, but is therE a reason not to use `getenv'?



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