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Re: Some findings and suggestion about Emacs on w32

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: Some findings and suggestion about Emacs on w32
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 21:43:37 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (windows-nt)

"Lennart Borgman" <address@hidden> writes:

> Until that is done I think that no value except emacs_dir should be written.
> Maybe cleaning can wait.

Noone has demonstrated any case where setting these variables causes
harm, so I suggest that we just leave things as they are now. There
are definite problems that could result from your suggestion if someone
is upgrading from a sufficiently old version of Emacs (I don't know
exactly how old that is, but I think 20.4 would probably be around the

> (I do not know if the other values are ever read now?)

Yes they are. All variables under the Software/GNU/Emacs key are read,
and treated as either environment variable or .xresources

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