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Re: Change Tramp syntax

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Change Tramp syntax
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:30:54 +0200

> From: Michael Albinus <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:23:45 +0100
> >>> "~/da" shall not invoke Tramp. But it does, indeed. If I call "emacs -Q"
> >>> and eval "M-x debug-on-entry RET load", then Tramp is already loaded
> >>> after typing "~/d". The reason is
> >>> 
> >>>   substitute-in-file-name("/d")
> >>>   rfn-eshadow-update-overlay()
> >>>   read-from-minibuffer("Find file: " "~/" (keymap (keymap (32))
> >>> keymap (10 . m
> >>
> >> Can we get rid of this somehow?  It used to be possible to avoid
> >> loading Tramp when specifying local file names.
> >
> > I'm just working on changing Tramp to require always a method. After
> > that, I'll check whether we could optimize the autoloads.
> Pls check; according to my tests, Tramp is loaded much later now.

What I see here is that it's loaded whenever file-name completion is
invoked by pressing TAB or RET.  Before that, it doesn't get loaded.
That's good progress, thanks.

> A local file name should not cause Tramp being loaded except in case of
> file name completion, when Tramp expects a file name "/foo" could be
> extended to a remote file name.

I have a directory ~/data.  Is it expected that typing "C-x C-f ~/dat TAB"
should load Tramp?  If that's expected, why is Tramp interested in
completions of such file names?


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