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Re: find-tag and partial completion mode -- Francisco, urgent!

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: find-tag and partial completion mode -- Francisco, urgent!
Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 10:10:14 -0400
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> So: either we implement the change to etags.el that I suggest above, or
> else I can add a couple of lines in the manual such as:

>  Notice that, in the usual case of using relative file names, you should
>  not use a symbolic link to a tags file in a different directory.

That seems like the better option.  After all, it's very unusual to make
such symlinks to TAGS files, and it's not clear exactly what is the
motivation for such a thing: depending on the motivation the current
behavior can be wrong or right, and if we change it as you suggest, it will
still be sometimes right and sometimes wrong.  Better keep things dumber, so
it's easier for the user to predict.


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