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bug#23186: 25.0.92; Tramp: Windows does not always set COMSPEC, tramp bl


From: Michael Albinus
Subject: bug#23186: 25.0.92; Tramp: Windows does not always set COMSPEC, tramp blows up in a string-match
Date: Sat, 02 Apr 2016 21:37:51 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> Regardless, I would say the assumption that COMSPEC is always set
>> and so therefore if it fails it is okay to
>> assign nil to tramp-encoding-shell knowing that later on it will be
>> in a string-match is problematic in and of
>> itself. 
>
> Tramp is designed to work with Emacs as released by the Emacs
> development team.  That Emacs doesn't have this problem.  I think it
> would be unreasonable for anyone to expect the Tramp maintainers to
> cater to arbitrary changes in the Emacs code or in how it is
> configured on Windows, let alone if you poke some addresses in the PE
> headers of the produced binary.

The Tramp maintainers could check, whether COMSPEC is set, and raise a
verbose warning in case it isn't. Refusing further work.

Shall I commit this to the emacs-25 branch, or to master?

Best regards, Michael.





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