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Re: emacs Shell mode vs AC_CHECK_PROG(EMACS, ...)


From: Don.Bashford
Subject: Re: emacs Shell mode vs AC_CHECK_PROG(EMACS, ...)
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 16:10:05 -0500
User-agent: Wanderlust/2.14.0 (Africa) SEMI/1.14.6 (Maruoka) FLIM/1.14.7 (Sanjō) APEL/10.6 Emacs/21.3 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu) MULE/5.0 (SAKAKI)

>>>>> "rms" == Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:


    rms> For a short-term correction, I think the easiest way is to
    rms> change Autoconf to ignore a value of `t' for this environment
    rms> variable.  Autoconf maintainers, what do you think?

    rms> For longer term, perhaps the best thing is to change Emacs to
    rms> use a different environment variable.  Alas, I don't remember
    rms> what software checks that environment variable, or the motive
    rms> for binding it.

    rms> Is it Bash?  I have cc'd the Bash maintainer so he can
    rms> answer.

Yes, I think that's it.  From the bash info pages:

`EMACS'
     If Bash finds this variable in the environment when the shell
     starts with value `t', it assumes that the shell is running in an
     emacs shell buffer and disables line editing.

-Don





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