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Re: Text editors under Cygnus
On Mon, Jul 23, 2001 at 02:22:54PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
>Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) wrote:
>> And I'll just follow-up on Chuck's comment by pointing out that XEmacs,
>> because it can be built on Cygwin, automatically understands all the
>> niceties of the Cygwin environment (like mounts, symlinks, etc) by
>Bad Larry. No cookie. I said no emacs partisanship flamewar. <g>
>However, you DO have to be honest. While in cygwin-xemacs-21.4.3, the
>^x-^f file open command (where you type in the name of the file to open
>in the minibuffer) works with cygwin-style paths, the 'Open' toolbar
>button does NOT. The toolbar button activates the windows DLL-based
>'File Open' dialog, even in the cygwin build. Since that dialog comes
>from the windows system libs (comctl.dll? I dunno) it does not and
>cannot understand cygwin-style paths.
>That little discrepancy is rather disconcerting, even to a long-time
>XEmacs user like me. The older cygwin-xemacs-21.1.13 package works
>'cygwin-style' both in the (custom built) file-open dialog and in the
>minibuffer. I don't know why the change was made in 21.4.x -- probably
>an mswin-related improvement that bled over to cygwin. It didn't bother
>me enough to complain (or code) about it.
That's interesting. I believe that Insight has/had/will-have/may-have
a similar problem.
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