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Re: [Emacs-diffs] /srv/bzr/emacs/trunk r108646: * minibuffer.el (read-fi

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] /srv/bzr/emacs/trunk r108646: * minibuffer.el (read-file-name-default): Bind `non-essential' to `t'.
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 16:35:13 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> Here's a recipe to reproduce the problem (revert the patch in
>>> minibuffer.el first):
>>> emacs -Q -l icomplete -f icomplete-mode
>>> C-x C-f /ssh:localhost:/ <TAB>
>> I don't see any problem here.  Tramp requests a password, as expected
>> and as it should (since the user hit TAB, she clearly wants completion).
> As Drew said, it might disturb users. It wouldn't be necessary, if the
> default check wouldn't be `file-exsists-p', which provokes the password
> request. Something like

> (or (file-remote-p fn) (file-exists-p fn))

> should be better (again, I don't know where to change).

Why?  The user wants to get the list of completions (that's why she hit
TAB), so she really wants to connect.  Not connecting (as we currently
do) is a bug.


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