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Re: Please precede all environmental variables with EMACS_

From: Lennart Borgman (gmail)
Subject: Re: Please precede all environmental variables with EMACS_
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2008 01:30:29 +0100
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Mike Mattie wrote:
On Mon, 07 Jan 2008 10:30:23 +0100
"Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden> wrote:

Help! Some megalomanic software has stolen the DISPLAY environmental variable so Emacs/Emacs client will not work.

Could please environmental variables specific to Emacs be changed to begin with EMACS_ ? For example change DISPLAY to EMACS_DISPLAY.

In my case I have


Emacs does not recognize that value. Should Emacs recognize it or
should Emacs use its own variable, named like EMACS_DISPLAY?

AFAIK DISPLAY is interpreted by xlib not emacs. localhost is redundant.
DISPLAY=":0.0" is the typical default for a local server. I can't even
think of a Emacs environment variable that isn't prefixed e.g EMACSLOADPATH.

Thanks Mike. I should have said that this is on w32.

I have just filed a bug report.

PS: ALTERNATE_EDITOR is not prefixed with EMACS_.

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