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Re: URL-like Tramp syntax

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: URL-like Tramp syntax
Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2013 08:07:34 -0400
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>> 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...

The ambiguities are only in the added shorthands, so they can be
resolved trivially (as we did) by disallowing some shorthands.

> I don't believe this is preferred. Tramp's URL-like syntax competes with
> url-handlers.el. This is another reason I believe we should remove it
> from Tramp.


> If we want to solve the ambiguities in Tramp's primary syntax, we should
> change the separator between methods and user/host names.

I think the problem is minor enough not to justify such a change.


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