HEADS UP: putenv, setenv, unsetenv, getenv changes

Andrey Chernov ache at freebsd.org
Tue May 1 08:30:12 UTC 2007

On Tue, May 01, 2007 at 04:39:35AM +0400, Andrey Chernov wrote:
> All functions in subj. now conforms to Open Group specs and POSIX.
> I believe I fix all obsoleted and hack places in our tree which uses 
> old behaviour. The ports system is under consideration.
> Please send any problems you'll may found.

People please lets go technical. Don't just say "I dislike it because 
expect some potential breakage somewhere", lets write _in_detail_ what 
_is_ currently not working for you as supposed. 

So, gathering some real stats we can deside what to do at the next step. 
Possible solutions are; provide env. variable for old bug-to-bug 
compatibility or vice versa, activate new stuff under _POSIXLY_CORRECT 
env. variable or provide warning for a while or provide #define and so on, 
it depends on real picture.

Otherwise the whole discussion turns to be just ad hoc speculation 
POSIX vs. BSD without any real ground.

Ports system is our main goal for now (and base, of course, in case I miss 

Thanx for cooperation.

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