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Re: comint.el: EMACS environment variable

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: comint.el: EMACS environment variable
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 17:59:13 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.90 (gnu/linux)

>> Otherwise you get problem that when SWI-Prolog is run from a
>> Makefile that sets EMACS to "emacs" (or somesuch) it'll think it's
>> running inside Emacs.

> Such circumstances are probably negligibly rare: interactive programs
> (which should be the only ones that care about the EMACS envvar) are
> generally not run from Makefiles.

Could be.  I also thought that the conflict between Makefile's use of $EMACS
and comint's use of it would be negligibly rare, but obviously, it's been
found important enough.

I just think that if we're going to break compatibility, we may as well do
it "once and forall".


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