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Re: file-exists-p on empty string

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: file-exists-p on empty string
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 14:30:26 -0500
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>>> I use `(and (not (string-empty-p fn)) (file-exists-p fn))` at the
>>> moment, but its kind of ugly
>> Why do you need to reject empty strings?
> Filenames are generated externally, and the tool uses empty string
> notion for no-file semantic

So the (not (string-empty-p fn)) test just reflects the tool's semantics
and is not an artifact of some suboptimal behavior of file-exists-p.


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