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Re: environment variable don't get coding conversion

From: Dave Love
Subject: Re: environment variable don't get coding conversion
Date: 28 Jan 2003 18:42:49 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> That is true, now, in the normal case.  The normal case is that Emacs
> inherits the environment variable.  When a subprocess of Emacs inherits it,
> Emacs should make sure never to have modified it accidentally.

Of course, if you modify the codeset-affecting locale variables, it's
effectively screwed anyhow if you don't recognize the change and
recode the environment.  That's actually not so unreasonable if you're
starting a shell session to test something, I think.

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