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Re: file-exists-p on empty string

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: file-exists-p on empty string
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 17:00:45 +0100

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>   (file-exists-p "")
>>   ==> t
> Elisp doesn't handle file names quite like POSIX, indeed.
> I don't think we can change the above behavior without introducing other
> odd behaviors.  E.g. currently (file-name-nondirectory "/a/b/") return "",
> which is consistent with the above behavior.

? file-name-nodirectory doesnʼt use expand-file-name anywhere, and we
can fix file-exists-p without changing expand-file-name, so I donʼt
follow you here.


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