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Re: (file-exists-p "") --> t??

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: (file-exists-p "") --> t??
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 06:00:33 -0400

   > I guess that makes sense, I am actually fiine with the behaviour,
   > other than it is annoying when you use file-exists-p in a loop, and
   > you start of with a empty string...
   > (let ((foo ""))
   >  (while (not (file-exists-p foo))
   >    (setq foo (generate-foo-some-how))))

   Why not use the following?

   (let ((foo (generate-foo-some-how)))
    (while (not (file-exists-p foo))
      (setq foo (generate-foo-some-how))))

You might be passing a counter to the function that generates the file name.

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