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Re: *shell* TAB *Completions* fooled by $PWD/


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: *shell* TAB *Completions* fooled by $PWD/
Date: 11 Jul 2002 15:30:39 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

address@hidden (Miles Bader) writes:

> address@hidden (Richard Stallman) writes:
> > Perhaps this means that Shell mode commands should never expand
> > environment variables.  If we leave it for the shell to expand them,
> > it will at least expand them consistently.
> > 
> > What do people think about this?  Are there cases where Shell mode
> > commands that expand envvars which would be greatly missed?
> 
> YES!!  I use (constant) environment variables _constantly_ and I
> heavily depend on them being expanded by completion in shell mode!
> 
> I think this `problem' is very minor, and in fact we really don't need
> to change anything.

Well, perhaps one could make C-u TAB ask the shell itself for
an update on the shell's environment in some manner?

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David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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