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Re: file-truename, convert-standard-filename

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: file-truename, convert-standard-filename
Date: Sat, 6 Feb 2010 01:17:06 +0100

On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 12:51 AM, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
> And judging from this thread, it appears that the purpose of
> `convert-standard-filename' is not too clear to everyone. It's still not clear
> to me, at least.

I think the description in

  (info "(elisp) Standard File Names")

is wrong. It is written in a GNU/Linux centric way and forgets about
the necessary file name syntax translation that
convert-standard-filename also does to make the file name fit the OS.

Perhaps the function from the beginning just did the expansion that
Stefan pointed to, but that is not true any more. (And if it was we
would surely need another function to do the file name syntax

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