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Re: Generalize start-process with keyword args

From: Andy Moreton
Subject: Re: Generalize start-process with keyword args
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:22:10 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (windows-nt)

On Thu 19 Mar 2015, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> From: Andy Moreton <address@hidden>
>> Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 22:04:26 +0000
>> > I see a lot of complications with the semantics of this, and no easy
>> > solutions, since the necessary tools are not available on Windows,
>> > could be installed in any directory, and come with a set of
>> > assumptions that don't necessarily play well with a native Emacs.
>> I agree that this is awkward. What I envisaged was an (optional) alist
>> of (REGEXP . (INTERPRETER INTERPRETER-ARGS)) pairs such that if
>> start-process is onvoked for a PROGRAM that matches REGEXP, then use
>> INTERPRETER as the PROGRAM argument to start-process, and prepend
> But that means this alist will have to be updated for each new script
> you want to handle, no?  How useful is that?

This issue is clearly a minority concern, so feel free to disregard it.


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