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Re: [gmane.emacs.bugs] Emacs fails to start properly if the current work

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [gmane.emacs.bugs] Emacs fails to start properly if the current working directory is on a vfat or ntfs filesystem
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 15:41:20 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> That's indeed what we should do.  If and when we ever get support for
>> filesystem-knowledge in the code, we may revisit this choice, but for
>> now, please someone change the code that auto-generates those filenames
>> to avoid characters known to be problematic.  Or better yet: to only
>> use those chars expected to be always work.

> Isn't that sort of dangerous?  If Emacs only uses characters which are
> _garanteed_ to work on any no matter how stupid, that would seem to
> dramatically increase the chances of a clash with a real filename...

A good reason to save those non-file-buffers in a separate directory.


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