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Re: What about a seperate "HOME" environment variable under w32?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: What about a seperate "HOME" environment variable under w32?
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 20:26:22 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:

>> Cc: Sun Yijiang <address@hidden>, address@hidden
>> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
>> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 19:04:34 +0200
>> kpathsea, the library for most TeX systems, has a scheme where you can
>> override most environment variables on a per-application base.
> I know all about Kpathsea, but I don't think there's any reason to
> go to such complexities in Emacs.

I was not suggesting we implement kpathsea's search semantics.  I was
merely saying that there was already a well-established scheme for
application specific overrides of general environment variables.

And that makes HOME.emacs for such an environment variable the natural
choice.  This is not complicated at all, and I see no reason not to
just follow that practice _if_ we decide that being able to override
HOME would be a good idea.  I am not sure about that, but the
complexity of kpathsea is completely irrelevant for resolving that

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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