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bug#36502: Fwd: bug#36502: 27.0.50; infinite loop in file-name-case-inse


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#36502: Fwd: bug#36502: 27.0.50; infinite loop in file-name-case-insensitive-p
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2019 18:52:43 +0300

> From: Ken Brown <address@hidden>
> CC: "address@hidden" <address@hidden>, "address@hidden" <address@hidden>,
>       "address@hidden" <address@hidden>, "address@hidden"
>       <address@hidden>, "address@hidden" <address@hidden>,
>       "address@hidden" <address@hidden>, Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2019 14:27:08 +0000
> 
> > Thanks.  The patch looks OK to me, but shouldn't we also make
> > file-name-absolute-p recognize "~foo" as non-absolute when there's no
> > user named "foo"?  I thought we agreed this is a discrepancy we don't
> > want.
> 
> I'm not sure.  The current behavior is longstanding and was explicitly 
> documented by Paul (added to the CC) in the last couple years.  Might there 
> be 
> some code that relies on this behavior?

I'd be surprised.  Paul, can you comment, please?





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