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Re: Post-22.1 development?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Post-22.1 development?
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 12:29:50 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>     Well, the setenv/process-environment thing I wanted to have a look at:
>     in the current state, it will require quite a few changes in existing
>     packages (including packages not distributed as part of Emacs), and I
>     think that the approach which I sketched out would pretty much
>     eliminate that problem.

>     That's what I would consider sort of speaking against a merge right
>     now: it might cause unnecessary work (later likely to be reverted) at
>     other locations.

> That is a good reason for delaying this.

I think the right way to do it is to change the multi-tty code's handling of
environment so that it preserves the old behavior (and probably breaks
some of the multi-tty support), then merge into the trunk, then try and fix
the multi-tty part of the breakage.


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