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Re: convert-standard-filename

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: convert-standard-filename
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2011 19:15:08 +0200

On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 13:31, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> From: Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
>> Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2011 12:37:56 +0200
>> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
>> > It can't, so convert-standard-filename should replace the colon.
>> > That's what convert-standard-filename does: takes a Posix file name
>> > and produces a file name usable on non-Posix filesystems.
>> And when does such a situation arise? (I.e. when does it happen that a
>> Posix file name looking like a Windows file name needs to be converted
>> to a Windows file name.)
> E.g., when saving a local backup for a remote file name.

A good example, but this could be handled by a part of
convert-standard-filename (the default behaviour does not have to take
this into account).

> Or whenever
> else Emacs wants to use a colon in a file name, since Posix
> filesystems allow any character.

If we could stop Emacs from thinking too much by itself we might be
able to handle this ;-)

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