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bug#4592: Bug in built-in function substitute-in-file-name

From: Mosur Mohan
Subject: bug#4592: Bug in built-in function substitute-in-file-name
Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 00:13:02 -0700

I was afraid you were gonna say that... :-) Unfortunately I haven't
been able to pin down the exact recipe; in the "good" session, I'm
still chugging along and the error hasn't occurred yet.

Thanks for your help anyway!  If I figure out the recipe to trigger
this behavior, I will get in touch with you again.

On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 5:15 PM, Glenn Morris <address@hidden> wrote:
> Mosur Mohan wrote:
>> I am running Emacs version 21.3 on a Linux x86_64 machine.
> [...]
>> After running for a while, I notice that filename completion starts
>> giving errors.  At this point, I re-try the above experiment:
>>     (substitute-in-file-name "/~/")
>> But now, I get:
>>     "/~/"
> Unfortunately, this seems a rather obscure problem, and Emacs 21 is
> quite old, so you are unlikely to get much help unless you can give a
> simple recipe showing how to get into this state (starting from emacs
> -q --no-site-file). In any case, I would recommend upgrading to Emacs 23.

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