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Re: ispell/hunspell/Windows: a fully-worked example

From: Robert Thorpe
Subject: Re: ispell/hunspell/Windows: a fully-worked example
Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2014 10:43:52 +0100

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> Emacs never searches for things "in the current directory", it always
> fully resolves file names relative to the current buffer's value of
> default-directory, before passing them to system-call APIs.  The
> "Start in" directory set by the desktop shortcut only affects the
> *scratch* buffer; every other buffer will have some other directory as
> its default one.  E.g., buffers that visit files have that file's
> directory as their default-directory.
> So I wonder whether you could show a real-life case where this problem
> is indeed at work.  I think such cases don't really exist, except when
> you evaluate expressions in *scratch*.

I see.  I use *scratch* for a lot of stuff, which is probably why I saw
this.  I expect that's not typical.

Robert Thorpe

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