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bug#36502: 27.0.50; infinite loop in file-name-case-insensitive-p

From: Ken Brown
Subject: bug#36502: 27.0.50; infinite loop in file-name-case-insensitive-p
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2019 18:08:53 +0000
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On 7/4/2019 12:48 PM, Daniel Sutton wrote:
> There seems to be a bug with `file-name-case-insensitive-p` when given a
> file name that doesn't exist and does not have a root that exists. For
> instance `(file-name-case-insensitive-p "some/project")`.

The definition of file-name-case-insensitive-p begins by converting the 
to an absolute file name via the C equivalent of

   (expand-file-name filename nil)

This is supposed to produce a file name that has a root that exists.

> Unfortunately I'm unable to give a simple reproduction as this only
> seemed to happen when running tests for CIDER under cask.

Can you investigate what goes wrong with expand-file-name in your setting?


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