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[h-e-w] emacsclient gets error with ALTERNATE_EDITOR on Windows 8.1

From: dvds
Subject: [h-e-w] emacsclient gets error with ALTERNATE_EDITOR on Windows 8.1
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:22:44 +0000

If Emacs is already running, emacsclientw.exe works fine.  (I have .txt files 
(for example) associated with it with the -n flag.)  However, if Emacs is not 
already running, emacsclient reports an error executing alternate editor 
""C:\Program Files (x86)\Emacs\bin\runemacs.exe""  (The redundant quotes are in 
the error message from emacsclient.)

I believe that I have set ALTERNATE_EDITOR correctly in the environment 
variables.  Indeed, I have the following line in the output of a SET command:

ALTERNATE_EDITOR="C:\Program Files (x86)\Emacs\bin\runemacs.exe"

which emacsclient does seem to be getting correctly.  If I put that full path 
on the command line, it starts Emacs as it should.

This worked correctly with Windows 7, and I cannot figure out what might be 
wrong with my configuration under Windows 8 to cause it.

Any suggestions would be welcome.

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