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Thomas F. Burdick
01 Oct 2001 14:29:45 -0700
Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.0.105
address@hidden (Thomas F. Burdick) writes:
> I really should have separated my proposal into two parts:
> (4.a) Make getenv and setenv work on process-environment, as the
> currently do, but have them (or even just setenv) make sure
> that both environments are in sync.
> (4.b) Optional: given that the Emacs maintainers are human, and may
> miss some cases where the C environment should be synchronized
> with the contents of process-environment, and that many users
> cannot update their Emacs installation at will, expose to
> Elisp a mechanism for forcing this synchronization. This
> would give the users the ability to fix some otherwise
> impossible-to-fix bugs. These bugs would still be bugs, just
> not as hopeless as they would otherwise be.
So the only response to this meesage was questioning why I'd mind
having a week-old Emacs session crash, not a response to this
proposal. I still think it's highly misleading that `setenv' doesn't
set the requested environmental variable in the C environment, as its
C namesake does.
- Re: setenv,
Thomas F. Burdick <=