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Re: very wierd commit from emacs (or ntemacs) problem

From: Steve Kemp
Subject: Re: very wierd commit from emacs (or ntemacs) problem
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 13:56:54 +0100 (BST)

On Fri, 4 May 2001, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

> Thanks!
> md5.el doesn't exist in Emacs 21.


>  terminal.el indeed invokes /bin/sh,
> but to fix that, the entire fragment which uses the shell should be
> rewritten, since it invokes `env' etc.  I will look into that (your
> diffs will not work if the user sets the shell to a Windows shell).

    Thats correct, I wasn't thinking terribly well at the time.

> feedmail.el and mh-comp.el are okay, since they use /bin/sh in
> conjunction with mailers which only work on Unix.

   Thats a fair point.

> It is actually a bug to use explicit-shell-file-name unconditionally:
> this variable only exists in the Windows version of Emacs.  So at the
> very least, Lisp programs should see if it is boundp and non-nil
> before using it, and fall back on shell-file-name if not.

   Thats kind of what I thought.

   Sorry for sending such bad diffs..


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