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INFOPATH on MSYS(2) (WAS: Emacs 26.1 on Windows is HUGE)


From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: INFOPATH on MSYS(2) (WAS: Emacs 26.1 on Windows is HUGE)
Date: Wed, 1 May 2019 10:22:08 -0400

On Wed, 1 May 2019 at 00:04, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

> > ??? 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.
>

It seems that it does perform the conversion, but in doing so drops
the the trailing colon.

$ export INFOPATH=/c/foo:/c/bar:
$ emacs -Q --batch --eval '(print (getenv "INFOPATH"))'
"C:\\foo;C:\\bar"



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