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Re: setting env variables


From: Sungjin Chun
Subject: Re: setting env variables
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 18:34:49 +0900

Setting parent shell's envronmental variable
is possible?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Mondragon" <address@hidden>
To: <address@hidden>
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 3:29 PM
Subject: setting env variables


> all-
>
> a while back i wrote in about the troubles i was having with simply
setting
> environment variables within a GNUstep program - i've just recommenced
pounding
> away on the program i was referring to (gshell - which populates a user's
env
> via the GNUstepDefaults as opposed to the shell's .rc file) and i've
concluded
> that something is inherently wrong with the difficulty involved in doing
this.
> objective-c is by far superior to many other languages just by allowing
the
> mixture of objective-c code with straight ANSI C code...which i think we
can
> all agree on.  this provides an objc programmer with options simply not
there
> for people working in other languages.  agreed?  ok.
>
> but try something as simple as this:
>
> // stupid test program to prove a point
>
> #import <Foundation/Foundation.h>
>
> int main(void)
> {
>   NSAutoreleasePool *pool;
>   NSString          *test;
>
>   // create and set an environment variable
>   test = @"LOOK_AT_ME=fineAndDandy";
>   putenv([test_one cString]);
>
>   // print out the contents of the current environment
>   system("env");
>
>   // go bye-bye
>   [pool release];
>
>   return 0;
> }
>
> you'll see that the environment variables that get dumped during the
course
> of the program include the variable "LOOK_AT_ME".  unfortunately,  after
the
> program is done running, this variable no longer exists in your
environment
> due to the fact that this only modified the environment that NSProcessInfo
> was holding on to for the course of the little test.
>
> shouldn't there be a far simpler way to add variables to a user's
environment
> (i.e. sticking to the standard C routines putenv() and setenv()) than
going
> through the trouble of creating a subclass of NSProcessInfo and whatever
other
> garbage that may be neccessary to get the job done?
>
> has anyone else run into the same problem for whatever reason?
>
> -ian
>
> --
> @end
>
> Ian Mondragon  - address@hidden
>                  http://www.dragonhelix.org
>
> FreeBSD - Objective-C - Python.
>
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