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Re: [h-e-w] EmacsW32 filename completion using space bar

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] EmacsW32 filename completion using space bar
Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2006 15:34:48 +0200

> Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2006 14:22:02 +0100
> From: Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
> Cc: Emacs Devel <address@hidden>
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>       autolearn=no version=3.0.4
> David Vanderschel wrote:
> > On Saturday, December 09, "Lennart Borgman" <address@hidden> wrote:
> >   
> >> The reason that space no longer work for file name
> >> completion is that file names may contain spaces.
> >>     
> >
> > That was no problem in version 20, which I am still
> > running.  E.g., if I type "c:/Prog ", it completes out
> > to "c:/Program".  If I then type another space, that
> > just echoes, as there is a directory name with a space
> > there.  If I then type yet another space, it completes
> > out to "c:/Program Files/".  This seems to be a
> > natural and friendly way for it to behave.  Since it
> > did so in earlier versions and apparently does no
> > longer, I would venture that it is now broken.
> >
> > Regards,
> >   David V.
> >   
> Ok, I forward this to the devel list.

Completion of "c:/Prog SPC" to "c:/Program" _is_ the misfeature that
was fixed by the change in Emacs 22.  Since there's only one directory
that matches "c:/Prog", it is wrong for Emacs to complete it only
partially, since it didn't do so for directories that don't have
embedded spaces.

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