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Re: emacsclient: support `/' directory separator on w32

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: emacsclient: support `/' directory separator on w32
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 16:39:59 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:

> Juanma Barranquero wrote:
>> On 11/28/06, Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Well, it actually have to either require full path names or translate
>>> relative file names to full file names before sending the file names to
>>> emacs, or?
>> I don't understand the question. It currently accepts absolute
>> pathnames, or pathnames relative to the current directory. Seems
>> sensible to me. And portable. Most operating systems have the concept
>> of a default current directory. I don't think most of them have the
>> concept of a default current directory for each
>> drive/device/filesystem/younameit (but I could be wrong).
> If Emacs would only get a relative file name it would have no chance
> to find the file. As I wrote in another letter it also gets the cwd,
> but in those cases we are discussing here it gets the wrong cwd.
> So this is actually a bug that we should fix. It should be rather easy
> to do that by just using the cwd for the given file name's drive so to
> say.

There can be several file names with different drives on the command
line, and I don't know whether Emacsclient knows which command line
arguments are actually file names.

If there is a good solution that is not excessively awkward, it might
nice producing it, but I am not sure of that.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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