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Re: Xref oddness

From: Patrick Mahan
Subject: Re: Xref oddness
Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 12:14:14 -0700

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 8:37 AM Eli Zaretskii <> wrote:

> > From: Patrick Mahan <>
> > Date: Wed, 6 May 2020 16:17:37 -0700
> > Cc:
> >
> > Sorry, IRL is intruding here.
> Here as well.
> > In all TAGS files I only see 1 entry for the tag and the file is shown
> as /home/pmahan/... not /home2/pmahan.
> >
> > But again, when I attempt to xref-find-tag-other-window, it is giving me
> two options to choose from and then
> > it bounces back to the original window and displays the output there
> instead of just using the new window (or
> > creating a new window).  This is becoming annoying because it is
> breaking finding a tag that exists inside the
> > current source file.
> I looked at the relevant code, and couldn't spot where we could make
> two tags out of just one due to your use of symlinks.  So I suspect
> there's some other factor at work here.  I therefore suggest that you
> submit a bug report, using "M-x report-emacs-bug RET", with all the
> details, and preferably also a small test case that could be used to
> reproduce the problem.  Then we could use those details to debug this
> more thoroughly.
Thanks, I will do so.  Though I believe the hint is due to the symlinked
directory.  Is there anything doing something similar to 'readlink'?



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