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bug#8258: INFOPATH bug on Windows


From: Ralph Schleicher
Subject: bug#8258: INFOPATH bug on Windows
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:44:40 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Hi,

on Windows, Emacs 23.3 fails to parse INFOPATH due to a hard-coded
colon as path separator.  Below is a patch together with a change
log entry.


2011-03-11  Ralph Schleicher  <address@hidden>

        * info.el (info-initialize): Replace all uses of `:' with
        path-separator for compatibility with non-Unix systems.
        Cache quoting of path-separator.


--- emacs-23.3/lisp/info.el.orig        2011-01-08 12:45:14 +0100
+++ emacs-23.3/lisp/info.el     2011-03-11 11:45:14 +0100
@@ -588,15 +588,15 @@
 (defun info-initialize ()
   "Initialize `Info-directory-list', if that hasn't been done yet."
   (unless Info-directory-list
-    (let ((path (getenv "INFOPATH")))
+    (let ((path (getenv "INFOPATH"))
+         (sep (regexp-quote path-separator)))
       (setq Info-directory-list
            (prune-directory-list
             (if path
-                (if (string-match ":\\'" path)
-                    (append (split-string (substring path 0 -1)
-                                          (regexp-quote path-separator))
+                (if (string-match (concat sep "\\'") path)
+                    (append (split-string (substring path 0 -1) sep)
                             (Info-default-dirs))
-                  (split-string path (regexp-quote path-separator)))
+                  (split-string path sep))
               (Info-default-dirs)))))))
 
 ;;;###autoload


-- 
Ralph





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