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Re: bug#28691: [PATCH] Add file name handler support for 'make-process'

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: bug#28691: [PATCH] Add file name handler support for 'make-process' (Bug#28691)
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 20:33:19 +0100
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Philipp Stephani <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Philipp,

>> What happens, if no file name handler is found? Should there be a local
>> process then, or should this be ignored (returning nil)?
> I think it should be a new process, like start-file-process does.
> (make-process should always either return a process object or fail.)

Why fail? See my answer to Eli, I prefer that it returns nil if it isn't
possible to get a new process from the file name handler.

>> And of course, the implementation of a file name handler is missing in
>> tramp-adb.el, tramp-sh.el and tramp-smb.el.
> That should be part of a different bug. (Since make-process is more
> capable than start-file-process, implementing Tramp support will be a
> bit more difficult.)

No new bug needed. I have the feeling it's me who has to implement it in
Tramp. Or do you know a volunteer? I would appreciate it :-)

Best regards, Michael.

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