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Re: Quote file name args to start-process-shell-command?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Quote file name args to start-process-shell-command?
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 13:37:32 +0200
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Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>> Then the question is why it should behave like it.
> It was definitely designed that way.

By that argument, every misbehavior can be justified.  Whenever an
implementation disagrees with expectation and doc string, one can
_always_ claim "it was definitely designed that way", since any
implementation will exhibit just the behavior that the code actually
happens to have.

It does not make sense to document desirable behavior that the
implementation does not provide.  If the implementation can't
reasonably be expected to have the documented behavior, the
documentation needs to get changed.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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