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


From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: Feature request: Expose system `exec` as a built-in elisp function
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:36:54 -0400
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In article <address@hidden>,
 Andrew Pennebaker <address@hidden> wrote:

> One example of the worthiness of exec is cask, an Emacs package manager
> that sometimes wants to fork out to an emacs instance, for editing text
> files.

I'm not familiar with cask, but usually if you run something within 
Emacs, and it wants you to edit something, you set EDITOR=emacsclient so 
that it goes back to the original Emacs instance. You don't need to 
start a new Emacs instance.

And that still doesn't explain why you would want to kill the original 
Emacs instance when running cask.

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Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Arlington, MA
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