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

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: bug#1212: 23.0.60; split-string-and-unquote problems
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 13:39:28 +0900

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> Because when you run a command with start-process or call-process, you
>> need to specify a list of strings (each being an argument), but the user
>> usually wants to enter the list within a single minibuffer.  So from the
>> string returned by the read-string (or equivalent) function, we need to
>> get a list of strings.
> If I am prompted for a command in the minibuffer, as in "M-x compile",
> I will type a command that uses shell quoting (assuming I need
> quoting).  That is the natural thing to do, so I expect most users to
> do the same.  I don't expect many of them to use Lisp string quoting
> for commands.

Yup, I agree... it seems likely to cause confusion...


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