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Re: Generalize start-process with keyword args

From: Andy Moreton
Subject: Re: Generalize start-process with keyword args
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 22:27:44 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (windows-nt)

On Mon 16 Mar 2015, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> From: Andy Moreton <address@hidden>
>> Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:12:45 +0000
>> start-process assumes that the system is capable of handling shebang
>> lines in shell scripts and launching them by executing a shell.
> Can you point out where does this assumption live in the code?

In the callers of start-process, which assume that an executeable shell
script can be used as the command argument.

>> It would be useful to have a way to have start-process have an option to
>> start the new process via a shell, so that existing code that assumes
>> that it can use start-process with an executable shell script can also
>> be made to work on Windows.
> The Windows shells cannot run Unix shell script, so I'm not sure I
> understand how would you like this to work.

By (optionally) invoking the command via a shell. This allows
integration of unix style commands inplemented as executable shell
scripts with Win32 emacs. At the moment I handle this on a case by case
basis with advice, but it would be useful to allow a more general


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