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Re: setenv

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: setenv
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 18:25:39 -0600 (MDT)

    > I don't think that would be needed, because environ is not used except for
    > initializing process-environment and for fiddling with the time zone.

    It is used for a few other things, such as looking for executable files 
    along PATH.

Emacs checks PATH at the very beginning, to set up exec-path.
But once Emacs is running, it does not use PATH any more;
you need to set exec-path, not change the environment.

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