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Re: [h-e-w] EmacsW32 filename completion using space bar

From: Francis Wright
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] EmacsW32 filename completion using space bar
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2006 12:41:15 -0000

According to the Emacs 22 News it is a policy decision that space no longer causes completion but instead appends a space to the filename, thereby making it much easier to enter filenames containing spaces. I think this change is a good idea. Tab still completes, so you just have to relearn to hit tab instead of space.


----- Original Message ----- From: "David Vanderschel" <address@hidden>
To: <address@hidden>
Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2006 12:27 PM
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] EmacsW32 filename completion using space bar

On Saturday, December 09, "Lennart Borgman" <address@hidden> wrote:
The reason that space no longer work for file name
completion is that file names may contain spaces.

That was no problem in version 20, which I am still
running.  E.g., if I type "c:/Prog ", it completes out
to "c:/Program".  If I then type another space, that
just echoes, as there is a directory name with a space
there.  If I then type yet another space, it completes
out to "c:/Program Files/".  This seems to be a
natural and friendly way for it to behave.  Since it
did so in earlier versions and apparently does no
longer, I would venture that it is now broken.

 David V.

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