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Re: Janitorial issues: Man-getpage-in-background

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Janitorial issues: Man-getpage-in-background
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 12:57:50 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090016 (Oort Gnus v0.16) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

"Stefan Monnier" <monnier+gnu/address@hidden> writes:

>> It seems that setenv does quite a bit of work in addition to consing
>> stuff onto process-environment.  I'm not sure it is a good idea to
>> skip using setenv.  Wasn't there a discussion about having setenv do
>> something additional to frobbing process-environment?  It was some
>> moons ago.  I'm not talking about the multibyte issue that was
>> recently mentioned.  Hmmm...
> You're probably referring to the problem of C libraries that
> use envvars and whose functions are called by Emacs.

Yes, maybe the discussion was about whether the `setenv' Lisp function
should call the `setenv(2)' C function.

If Man-getpage-in-background ever needs to set $TZ, we would be in
A preposition is not a good thing to end a sentence with.

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