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Re: behaviour of `load' with $ characters


From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: behaviour of `load' with $ characters
Date: 01 Jun 2001 18:16:03 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.0.104

>>>>> "Tom" == Tom Capey <address@hidden> writes:
> (load "//spanna/Apps$$/hello.el")  ==> t
> (load "//spanna/Apps$/hello.el") error

It's not a bug, it's a feature.
The reason is that `load' is often used in .emacs files where it's
convenient to use environment variables.
Admittedly, I think it's a mistake to signal an error.  Emacs should
probably let the string as it is if a $ appears which does not correspond
to an existing environment variable.


        Stefan



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