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Re: environment variable don't get coding conversion

From: Dave Love
Subject: Re: environment variable don't get coding conversion
Date: 21 Jan 2003 18:18:48 +0000
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Kenichi Handa <address@hidden> writes:

> As far as I know, any coding system set in
> locale-coding-system is stateless.  None of them uses escape
> sequences.

The second entry in locale-language-names (Amharic) uses
iso-2022-7bit, but I don't think that's really an issue.

> > It might be better for user programs to decode the values
> > if they want to.
> User programs?  Then, what to do with M-x setenv?

setenv and getenv must receive and return decoded text one way or

(It seems to me that the basic problem is that the environment string
is exposed to Lisp, presumably because it predates multilingual
issues, and really shouldn't be.  I think accessing it directly should
be deprecated.)

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