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Re: Emacs 26.1 on Windows is HUGE


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs 26.1 on Windows is HUGE
Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 07:04:38 +0300
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On May 1, 2019 5:43:06 AM GMT+03:00, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> > From: address@hidden (Phillip Lord)
> > Cc: address@hidden
> > Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2019 22:13:57 +0100
> > 
> > >> https://github.com/msys2/MINGW-packages/issues/631
> > >
> > > Wow, 4 years!
> > >
> > > I think they should be told about the trailing colon feature,
> maybe
> > > that will help them fix the problem.  Or not.
> > 
> > 
> > Or not, am afraid.
> > 
> > The fix is very simple. INFOPATH is set in /etc/profile.
> 
> And /etc/profile didn't come with the MSYS installation?  It's a file
> you concocted?  If the file comes with the installation, then MSYS are
> the ones who need to fix it.
> 
> > But, Emacs will ignore the final colon regardless. The code is
> > below. The problem is we match against path-separator which is ";"
> not
> > ":", so we never do the `append'.
> 
> ??? You mean MSYS2 Bash doesn't convert the colons to semi-colons (and
> the /d/foo/bar file names to Windows d:\foo\bar) when they pass
> INFOPATH to native MS-Windows programs?  That's a terrible bug.  Doing
> these conversions are the main reason for MSYS existence, and the main
> difference between it and Cygwin.



I just checked, and MSYS does perform this conversion, both on INFOPATH and on 
any other FOOPATH variable that looks like a list of directories.

So INFOPATH should look in MinGW Emacs as expected, separated by semi-colons.  
If it doesn't happen for you, there's some other factor at work here.



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