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Re: comint.el: EMACS environment variable

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: comint.el: EMACS environment variable
Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2006 20:07:52 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.90 (gnu/linux)

> > > The change installed with CVS version 1.347 of comint.el breaks
> > > interaction with SWI Prolog in modes using comint-mode (e.g., shell
> > > and prolog-mode). SWI Prolog is an interactive program using the GNU
> > > readline library. The change has the same effect as an additional
> > > <RET> after sending the input to the inferior process (using <RET>).
>>   2006-09-12  Paul Eggert  <address@hidden>
>>   * comint.el (comint-exec-1): Set EMACS to the full name of Emacs,
>>     not to "t".
>> Do you remember what the rationale for this change was?
> You can find the change here:
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnu-emacs/2006-09/msg00020.html
> and look in the related thread for discussion.

I guess with this change, either third-party programs that inspect the
EMACS envvar will simply have to handle the new Emacs 22 behavior, or
be incompatible.  Ugh.

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