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bug#16282: revisit; reasoning for not using ENV vars to provide workarou
bug#16282: revisit; reasoning for not using ENV vars to provide workarounds for POSIX limitations?
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 23:16:12 -0700
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severity 16282 wishlist
tags 16282 wontfix
(triaging old bugs)
On 2013-12-28 1:03 p.m., Paul Eggert wrote:
[...] if it makes a standard
utility behave in odd ways, it'll break scripts that
don't expect the odd behavior. That's the essential
Yes, we've used env vars in the past for this, but we've
come to regret it, and we don't want to make matters worse
in this respect without a compelling justification.
Given the above, and with no further comments in 5 years,
I'm closing this bug.
More details about the reasoning for rejecting new environment variables
are summarized here:
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