From: Chong Yidong <address@hidden>
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 17:00:52 -0500
Does anyone here have a vfat/ntfs partition for investigating this bug?
There's no need to investigate, as the problem is clearly evident:
Windows-based filesystems don't allow certain characters in file
names, and `*' is one of these characters. So a file name such as
`#*scratch*#20913s5z#' is not allowed.
To properly fix such a problem, Emacs needs to know the type of
filesystem of a file. Then we could employ the same technique as the
Windows port does now, but conditioned by the filesystem, not the OS.
However, I don't think we have infrastructure for querying the file
about its filesystem type, do we?