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.

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Otherwise the whole discussion turns to be just ad hoc speculation 
POSIX vs. BSD without any real ground.
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Ports system is our main goal for now (and base, of course, in case I miss 
something).

Thanx for cooperation.
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