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Re: 24.2.1: ispell: use of local ispell-personal-dictionary

From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: 24.2.1: ispell: use of local ispell-personal-dictionary
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 07:02:25 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2.50 (gnu/linux)

Akim Demaille <address@hidden> writes:

> > your file local variable `ispell-personal-dictionary' is bound to the
> > string "../en.dict" when you open your file.  Note that no expansion of
> > the ".." takes place.  Whether this string later is interpreted as
> > intended or not is just luckā€¦
> But it used to work.  This looks very much like a regression to me.

I didn't mean that the behavior was not useful.  But it was never
documented, so it was just luck that it worked.  Note that something
like "../en.dict" is not a filename.  It can be expanded to a filename.
For many other variables Emacs assumes that they are bound to (expanded)
filenames, and relative names are not allowed.

Why don't you file a feature request (M-x report-emacs-bug)?  Just
explain what you wrote here.



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