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

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: [gmane.emacs.bugs] Emacs fails to start properly if the current working directory is on a vfat or ntfs filesystem
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 22:41:08 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.91 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> Here is a patch against EMACS_22_BASE.
> I'd rather use a less arbitrary scheme.  E.g.
> - only accept unchanged safe chars (rather than rule out
>   dangerous ones), e.g. [:alnum:] and maybe a couple more.
> - everything else encoded following quoted-printable.
> Of course, QP applies to bytes, not to chars, which also points to
> a potential problem with [:alnum:] since it includes multibyte chars
> which may also be rejected, but I think that would be safe enough for
> a start.

What do you mean by quoted-printable?

I was thinking that we could instead change all unsafe chars into the
same character, e.g. an underscore.  I don't think there is much risk
of name clashing (in the first place, we already use make-temp-file to
generate a unique filename.)

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