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bug#2259: marked as done (23.0.90; PATCH: getenv mistakenly passes a frame to getenv_internal, when it should instead pass a CONS)
Tue, 10 Feb 2009 10:30:04 +0000
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23.0.90; PATCH: getenv mistakenly passes a frame to getenv_internal, when it should instead pass a CONS
Mon, 9 Feb 2009 19:37:47 -0800
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Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:
I noticed that (getenv "SSH_TTY" (selected-frame)) returned nil even
though (assoc 'environment (frame-parameters (selected-frame))) returned
an environment that indeed defined that variable. I poked around and
saw that getenv was passing a frame to getenv_internal, but
getenv_internal only consults that second argument if it's a CONS. This
patch seems to fix the problem.
diff --git a/lisp/env.el b/lisp/env.el
index 8d8bebe..ad88ba8 100644
@@ -198,7 +198,7 @@ in the environment list of the selected frame."
+ (and frame (assoc 'environment
(if (and enable-multibyte-characters value)
(setq value (decode-coding-string value locale-coding-system)))
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In GNU Emacs 220.127.116.11 (i686-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.14.4)
of 2009-02-05 on debian
value of $LC_ALL: nil
value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
value of $LC_TIME: nil
value of $LANG: nil
value of $XMODIFIERS: nil
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Re: bug#2259: 23.0.90; PATCH: getenv mistakenly passes a frame to getenv_internal, when it should instead pass a CONS
Tue, 10 Feb 2009 11:24:42 +0100
On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 04:37, Eric Hanchrow <address@hidden> wrote:
> I poked around and
> saw that getenv was passing a frame to getenv_internal, but
> getenv_internal only consults that second argument if it's a CONS. This
> patch seems to fix the problem.
I think the patch is right, so I'm committing it. getenv-internal's
docstring used to say that it searches in the frame environment, but
it wasn't right and was recently fixed. (The few) other uses of
getenv-internal rightly treat ENV as a list of environment variables.
Stefan, I just saw that `server-with-environment' does this:
(let ((,value (getenv-internal ,var ,env)))
(push (if (null ,value)
(concat ,var "=" ,value))
which will fail if ENV contains a negative entry. Is that a bug, or it
is known at that point that the ENV arg of `server-with-environment'
will never contain negative entries (i.e., can the output of
(process-get process 'env) contain negative entries)? If it is
intended, perhaps a comment would be in order.
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