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Re: environment variable don't get coding conversion

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: environment variable don't get coding conversion
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 11:27:27 +0900 (JST)
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In article <address@hidden>, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>     I agree.  Text strings exposed to Lisp programs should be in the
>     internal representation, i.e. decoded.  Otherwise, Lisp programs would
>     be unable to easily use them in text-processing context.

> This would be true ordinarily, but here there is a more important
> factor.  The usual thing to do with environment variables is to pass
> them through.  Making sure that is solidly reliable is the highest
> priority for environment variables.  Therefore we have to leave these
> strings in their original format.

For that, as I wrote before, we can attach a text-property
that contains the original unibyte string.

Ken'ichi HANDA

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