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Re: A few Windows build fixes

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: A few Windows build fixes
Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2011 22:49:52 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> > It doesn't matter who and how runs "mount -m".  The results of that
>> > should be used on the C level.  Otherwise, the result will be
>> I don't think so: we only want to convert cygwin file names when they
>> "enter" Emacs and everything else (e.g. all primitives that access
>> files) should not know about them.
> You cannot possibly hope to plug all the holes this way.  A file name
> can "enter" Emacs in any number of ways, including as a substring of
> some string or buffer.  Trying to catch all those loopholes is never
> going to work reliably.

We have no chance to plug all hole reliably anyway.  The closest to
"handle it everywhere" already exists, it's called cygwin-mount.el.
There's no point re-inventing it.  Instead we want something that's less
intrusive, even though it will miss a few more cases (but by being less
intrusive it can work better in the cases where it does work).


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