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Re: Feature request: Expose system `exec` as a built-in elisp function


From: Andrew Pennebaker
Subject: Re: Feature request: Expose system `exec` as a built-in elisp function
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:52:26 -0500

That's what I thought, at first. exec has the additional semantic that it
replaces the current process with the system call, so it's more efficient
for certain tasks.


On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 10:29 AM, Barry Margolin <address@hidden>
wrote:

> In article <address@hidden>,
>  Andrew Pennebaker <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> > Could the next version of Emacs / elisp expose `exec` as a built-in elisp
> > function?
>
> Isn't this pretty much what start-process does?
>
> >
> > The Unix `exec` semantic is useful for Cask and other Emacs-related
> > programs, but is currently not accessible via elisp. If it were, elisp
> > programs could, for example, begin an Emacs editing session even though
> the
> > elisp program itself was originally run using emacs.
>
> I can't figure out what you're talking about here.
>
> --
> Barry Margolin, address@hidden
> Arlington, MA
> *** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me ***
>



-- 
Cheers,

Andrew Pennebaker
www.yellosoft.us


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