Title system-name variable documented but not implemented
Type defect Module core documentation, core code 21.5
Severity inconvenience Platform N/A
Keywords Nosy List mike.kupfer
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Created on 2013-04-14.00:23:17 by mike.kupfer, last changed 2013-04-14.00:23:17 by mike.kupfer.

msg2484 [hidden] ([hidden]) Date: 2013-04-14.00:23:16
Info node "(lispref)System Environment" says:
 -- Function: system-name
     This function returns the name of the machine you are running on.
               => ""

   The symbol `system-name' is a variable as well as a function.  In
fact, the function returns whatever value the variable `system-name'
currently holds.  Thus, you can set the variable `system-name' in case
Emacs is confused about the name of your system.  The variable is also
useful for constructing frame titles (*note Frame Titles::).
But both 21.4 (.21) and 21.5 (.33) say that there is no such variable as
system-name.  (Though the function does work as advertised.)

(Thanks to Alan from for raising the issue on comp.emacs.xemacs
a couple years ago.)
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