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Date: Mon, 1 Mar 1999 11:26:11 +0200 (IST)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
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To: Paul Derbyshire <pderbysh AT usa DOT net>
cc: djgpp AT delorie DOT com
Subject: Re: Help with allegro!!!
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On Sun, 28 Feb 1999, Paul Derbyshire wrote:

> >I launch Emacs from the Startup directory ;-).
> 
> In the autoexec.bat? Guess what interprets that...your friend command.com :-)

No, I said ``from the Startup directory''.  Windows launches any
programs and shortcuts in that directory automatically when it starts,
without any help from batch files.  A DOS program, such as
DJGPP-compiled Emacs, gets its own DOS box (aka VM), where it is
loaded directly, without COMMAND.COM below it.

Here's the output of "mem /c" from inside Emacs which was started like
that:

    Modules using memory below 1 MB:

      Name           Total           Conventional       Upper Memory
      --------  ----------------   ----------------   ----------------
      MSDOS       18,144   (18K)     18,144   (18K)          0    (0K)
      HIMEM        1,168    (1K)      1,168    (1K)          0    (0K)
      IFSHLP       2,864    (3K)      2,864    (3K)          0    (0K)
      SETVER         832    (1K)        832    (1K)          0    (0K)
      WIN          4,000    (4K)      4,000    (4K)          0    (0K)
      vmm32        1,712    (2K)      1,712    (2K)          0    (0K)
      EMACS       19,120   (19K)     19,120   (19K)          0    (0K)
      Free       606,112  (592K)    606,112  (592K)          0    (0K)

See?  No COMMAND.COM anywhere in sight.

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