edit Aux.pm under GNU emacs hangs

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Tue Apr 7 15:07:00 GMT 2009


On Tue, Apr 07, 2009 at 12:06:59PM +0200, Spiro Trikaliotis wrote:
>Hello,
>
>* On Mon, Apr 06, 2009 at 06:20:26PM +0200 Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Apr  6 18:12, Spiro Trikaliotis wrote:
> 
>> > * On Mon, Apr 06, 2009 at 03:00:21PM +0100 Phil Betts wrote:
>> > > Marc Girod wrote:
>[...]
>> > > http://cygwin.com/faq/faq-nochunks.html#faq.using.dos-filenames
>
>> > Is this still true for Cygwin 1.7? I mean, Win 9x support has been
>> > dropped, there is no reason not to use the \\.\... path specifiers,
>> > which would make this problem vanish.
>> 
>> Apart from the fact that you should use slashes instead of backslashes,
>> there isn't any need to use //./ in Cygwin 1.7.  Just open Aux.pm.
>
>I was asking if 1.7 supports the access to such files. As I was assuming
>that you would use the Win32 API, I asked why *Cygwin* does not use the
>\\.\... paths.
>
> 
>> http://cygwin.com/1.7/cygwin-ug-net/using-specialnames.html
>
>Ok, so this is not an issue for 1.7 anymore. Good to know.

So, to summarize:

Message 1: "I can't create Aux.pm"
Message 2: "Windows limitation"
Message 3: "What about 1.7?"
Message 4: "Fixed in 1.7"
Message 5: "You didn't answer the question"
Message 6: "Yes I did"
Message 7: minor correction to 6
Message 8: "Oh.  I misinterpreted the question"
Message 9: "No problem"
Message 10: Pedantic responses/questions to nits in Message 3
Message 11: Polite response to pedantry
Message 12: "Thanks for message #3"

Seems like we were seven or eight messages over the limit.

cgf



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