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Re: small Eshell docfix

From: Alex Schroeder
Subject: Re: small Eshell docfix
Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 00:41:10 +0200
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"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:

> I agree that, in general, OS-specific defaults should be avoided, but
> Emacs does have them here and there.

Well, to whomever this may concern, then, since you did not express
your views...  :)

Sometimes this makes sense, such as when we paste filenames containing
backslashes in response to find-file, or when we determine the name of
a helper program to use for some task.  The key is that these things
call programs of the underlying system, or work on strings generated
with the underlying system.  But that's not how eshell works.  We
would have to assume that eshell was used to run batch files or
something similar, and that those batch files used aliases or commands
starting with a '*' or something equally weird.

Sorry for wasting time, here, if all of this was obvious, or if the
decision has been made already.

.O.  http://www.emacswiki.org/alex/
..O  Schroeder's fifth law:
OOO  Never accept more work than you can handle in one night of hacking.

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