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

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] EmacsW32 filename completion using space bar
Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2006 16:29:01 +0100
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20061025)

Nat Goodspeed wrote:

  Hmm. I'm running 21.3. Would you please try this experiment?

Use C-x C-f and type:


as if you were about to type "My Documents".

When I do that -- which is the way I usually navigate to "My Documents" -- on typing the space character, I get a bonk and the message "Text is read-only". Then it displays "C:\Documents and Settings\me\My" -- WITHOUT a space. Even though by now I know to expect the bonk and the spurious error message, I must type two spaces: "My<space><space>Documents" to get where I'm going.

With respect, that behavior feels broken to me. Perhaps it could be fixed without sacrificing the use of space as a completion character -- but I always use TAB myself, so I'd gladly make that trade.

I have just tried it with the pretest Emacs 22. Space is just like any other character and completion with TAB works fine also for "My Documents".

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