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Re: environment variable don't get coding conversion

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: environment variable don't get coding conversion
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 09:56:16 +0900 (JST)
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In article <address@hidden>, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     (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.)

> The general idea of Emacs is to expose data structure to the Lisp
> program whenever possible.  I see no reason to go against that here.

But, I think it's also the general idea of Emacs to
decode/encode characters automatically.  As far as we expose
process-environment, the strings in it should already be
decoded.  If we want undecoded string in it, we shouldn't
expose it.

Ken'ichi HANDA

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