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Re: setenv


From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: setenv
Date: 21 Sep 2001 16:58:20 +0900

"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:
> >  1) Have every call to elisp's `setenv' update the real environment as
> >     well as `process-environment'; this seems not good because we want
> >     calls to `setenv' to be no different than simply modifying the
> >     variable `process-environment'.
> 
> I don't understand the last sentence.  Can you explain?

I mean that the user (or lisp programmer) can currently modify
`process-environment' directly, without using setenv, and expect it to
work in the obvious way.  If setenv is made `special', then this ceases
to be the case.

-Miles
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P.S.  All information contained in the above letter is false,
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