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Re: paths are sensative to double separators

From: xah lee
Subject: Re: paths are sensative to double separators
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 19:50:37 -0700

in unix-like OSes, double slash is effectively taken to mean root.

e.g. /foo/bar//baz.el would mean /baz.el
This convention is somewhat rooted in unixes.


On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 6:50 PM, Mike Mattie <address@hidden> wrote:

I have noticed that paths in Emacs are sensitive to double separators e.g:

(load /foo/bar/baz.el)  ;; works
(load /foo/bar//baz.el) ;; broken

The same behavior occurs with (find-file).

This doesn't seem like a good thing. Is there a good reason for
it that I am not aware of ?

GNU Emacs (i686-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit) of 2009-03-07 on localhost

Mike Mattie

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