[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Tramp/Ange-FTP filename unification

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Tramp/Ange-FTP filename unification
Date: 12 Jul 2002 18:15:35 +0900

address@hidden (Kai Großjohann) writes:
> >>     /method:address@hidden:/path/to/file
> >
> > Using `:' for both separators makes filenames with omitted components
> > more ambiguous.
> Well, the filename "/method:/path/to/file" does not make sense IMHO.
> Tramp is for editing remote files, you should always specify at least
> a host name.  So in a filename like "/x:y", the x will be interpreted
> as a host name.

What about methods that just su?  There doesn't seem to be any reason
why tramp should be only for remote files; it's really a way of editing
through a shell connection, with remote shells being a particularly
common and handy subset of that functionality.

> Do you think that's bad?

Well, I think that it's good that X in `/X:Y' will be interpreted as a
hostname, but it seems desirable to be able to specify a `method-only'
name for methods where a hostname doesn't make any sense.

Maybe `:' _is_ the right choice, and something like `/M::P' should be
required for method-only names, but I think it deserves some discussion.

97% of everything is grunge

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]