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Re: setenv

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: setenv
Date: 20 Sep 2001 17:40:24 +0200
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

|> On 20 Sep 2001, Andreas Schwab wrote:
|> > |> So if Emacs provides a primitive that calls putenv internally, Lisp
|> > |> programs will be able to modify Emacs's own environment.
|> > 
|> > I don't think that would be needed, because environ is not used except for
|> > initializing process-environment and for fiddling with the time zone.
|> It is used for a few other things, such as looking for executable files 
|> along PATH.

No, all callers of child_setup already use exec-path to make the program
name absolute so that execvp never searches PATH.


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