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Re: SHELL in shell.el

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: SHELL in shell.el
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 13:17:08 +0200 (IST)

On Mon, 3 Dec 2001, Richard Stallman wrote:

>     The difference between the old and the new code is that if someone
>     modified the value of $SHELL inside Emacs, you will get the same
>     complaints as with shell-file-name before the change.
> I don't think that is a significant problem.
> I doubt very many people set the SHELL envvar within Emacs.

You'd be surprised to know what Windows users sometimes do ;-)

IIRC, they do set SHELL inside Emacs, at least some of them.  But it's 
also plausible that shell-file-name is set more often, I simply don't 

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