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Re: Emacs 21.3.50 grep.el/executable.el problems

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Emacs 21.3.50 grep.el/executable.el problems
Date: 16 Feb 2004 15:16:01 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

> In my experience, on a Windows system this problem is pretty frequent,
> and when it happens, the error message that comes from the non-Posix
> `find' is so cryptic that even occasional gurus get confused.

Is it possible for Emacs to recognize this cryptic thing?
Maybe we could give a meaningful message after running `find' rather
than before.
Is MS-find the only real source of problem?  If so, is its absolute file
name always the same?


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