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Re: Behavior of directory-files on Windows

From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: Re: Behavior of directory-files on Windows
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 11:46:48 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.92 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Thierry Volpiatto <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
>> Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2011 18:34:17 +0100
>> one is able to do: (find-file "c:/.") but when he list directory
>> this file ("c:/.") is not present.
> That's because "c:/." is canonicalized to "c:/" before passing it to
> the appropriate system APIs.  IOW, the above is not a proof that "."
> should exist; 
Sure, but that still obscure, as (file-exists-p "c:/.") return t.

> every system does such canonicalization at some point.

So why not doing it in Emacs?

I think adding both c:/. and c:/.. to listing of directory-files doesn't
It's what I did here (in anything) and it is nice feature IMO.
On GNU/Linux, having "." and ".." in (directory-files "/") is not a

Do you think this can create problems in some places?

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