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Re: bug#1212: 23.0.60; split-string-and-unquote problems

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: bug#1212: 23.0.60; split-string-and-unquote problems
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 17:42:36 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>> >> The list of strings will be passed to call-process or start-process
>> >> which ultimately will pass them to execv or somesuch: no shell in sight.
>> > But the original string could have been a properly quoted shell
>> > command, and those do use sh-style quoting.
>> I do not understand: what makes you think it could be a properly quoted
>> shell command?

> Because you said that working with shell commands was why these
> functions were invented in the first place.  And that is how they are
> used in Emacs as of now.

No, they're used to run commands.  Without going through a shell.

> Are you saying that modes that work with shell commands, such as GUD,
> should not use these functions, because they don't generally support
> the full syntax of quoted shell commands?

IIUC GUD does not use a shell, so it can use this just fine.


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