Hi Karsten,

On Thu, 5 Jun 2014, Karsten Blees wrote:

> Am 05.06.2014 10:03, schrieb Stepan Kasal:
>  * even if $HOME was empty, git should setenv("HOME") so that child
>  processes can benefit from it (similar to TMPDIR and TERM in current
>  msysgit's mingw_startup()). Not setting $HOME because it may
>  hypothetically break child processes is a very weak argument, as we
>  always did set $HOME in etc/profile (since the initial version back in
>  2007).

I do remember that I tried that first, as I mentioned in this thread.
There must have been a breakage preventing me from going that route.

And in particular with your changes to Unicodify the complete environment,
I am *highly* doubtful that child processes will be able to handle
themselves properly, unless we spend a whole lot of time converting back
and forth the environment when calling children.

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