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Re: URL-like Tramp syntax

From: Davis Herring
Subject: Re: URL-like Tramp syntax
Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 09:59:25 -0600
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> Tramp supports three different syntaxes for remote files, see variable
> `tramp-syntax'. According to the bug reports over the last 9 years, the
> URL-like syntax hasn't been used ever (IIRC).
> Therefore, I plan to remove it from the upcoming Tramp 2.2.8. At some
> few places, this will also simplify the implementation.

You've written recently about the inherent ambiguities of Tramp file
name syntax.  Is the URL syntax (or, for that matter, the third syntax)
less problematic in this regard?  It might be better to switch to it
than away from it...


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