set-environment-variable Lassi Kortela 05 Dec 2019 00:18 UTC
Re: set-environment-variable John Cowan 05 Dec 2019 19:47 UTC
Re: set-environment-variable hga@xxxxxx 06 Dec 2019 00:28 UTC
Re: set-environment-variable Lassi Kortela 06 Dec 2019 09:55 UTC
Re: set-environment-variable John Cowan 06 Dec 2019 13:20 UTC
Re: set-environment-variable Lassi Kortela 06 Dec 2019 13:53 UTC
Re: set-environment-variable John Cowan 06 Dec 2019 17:51 UTC
Re: set-environment-variable Arthur A. Gleckler 06 Dec 2019 18:45 UTC
Re: set-environment-variable Lassi Kortela 06 Dec 2019 19:00 UTC
Re: set-environment-variable Lassi Kortela 06 Dec 2019 20:40 UTC
Re: set-environment-variable hga@xxxxxx 07 Dec 2019 15:06 UTC
Re: set-environment-variable Lassi Kortela 07 Dec 2019 16:14 UTC
Re: set-environment-variable Lassi Kortela 07 Dec 2019 16:23 UTC
Re: set-environment-variable hga@xxxxxx 07 Dec 2019 16:29 UTC
Re: set-environment-variable John Cowan 07 Dec 2019 17:31 UTC
Re: set-environment-variable Lassi Kortela 07 Dec 2019 20:12 UTC
Is set-environment-variable needed after all? Lassi Kortela 07 Dec 2019 20:15 UTC
Re: Is set-environment-variable needed after all? John Cowan 07 Dec 2019 21:12 UTC
Re: Is set-environment-variable needed after all? Lassi Kortela 08 Dec 2019 19:36 UTC
Re: Is set-environment-variable needed after all? hga@xxxxxx 08 Dec 2019 20:07 UTC
Re: Is set-environment-variable needed after all? Lassi Kortela 09 Dec 2019 11:00 UTC
Re: Is set-environment-variable needed after all? Duy Nguyen 09 Dec 2019 03:51 UTC
Re: Is set-environment-variable needed after all? John Cowan 09 Dec 2019 04:20 UTC
Re: Is set-environment-variable needed after all? Lassi Kortela 09 Dec 2019 10:38 UTC
Re: Is set-environment-variable needed after all? Lassi Kortela 09 Dec 2019 10:41 UTC
Re: Is set-environment-variable needed after all? Duy Nguyen 09 Dec 2019 10:45 UTC
Re: Is set-environment-variable needed after all? Lassi Kortela 09 Dec 2019 10:49 UTC
Re: Is set-environment-variable needed after all? John Cowan 09 Dec 2019 19:35 UTC
Re: Is set-environment-variable needed after all? Lassi Kortela 09 Dec 2019 19:45 UTC

Re: set-environment-variable hga@xxxxxx 07 Dec 2019 16:29 UTC

> From: Lassi Kortela <xxxxxx@lassi.io>
> Date: Saturday, December 07, 2019 10:14 AM

>> After accepting the PR, following my MO I'm implementing it in Chibi
>> Scheme.
>
> Thanks! Sorry I dropped the ball on that. I think Chibi has getenv
> already, but not setenv.

No, not at all, I consider it a primary duty to maintain the Chibi
Scheme UNIX and UNIX-like example implementation.  I did a search
for a setenv and couldn't find it.

It's a very simple interface, it will take me less time to write
it than what I'm taking in this API question.

>> Turns out POSIX gives us an option not exposed by this or
>> other Scheme APIs I've glanced at, an overwrite argument, see:
>> https://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/functions/setenv.html
>>
>>> If the environment variable named by envname already exists and the
>>> value of overwrite is non-zero, the function shall return success
>>> and the environment shall be updated. If the environment variable
>>> named by envname already exists and the value of overwrite is zero,
>>> the function shall return success and the environment shall remain
>>> unchanged.
>>
>> It is worthwhile to add this to the SRFI 170 API, as, say, an
>> optional argument, defaulting to overwrite?
>
> Yeah, that flag has been in the Unix/C API since forever. I've never
> seen anyone use it... People always want to overwrite the old value.
> Therefore I suggest leaving out the option from the Scheme API.

I'm having extreme difficulty imagining why anyone would want it,
especially since "failure" is silent.  But someone, sometime thought it
was useful, and this *is* a POSIX interface, so we should consider it.

I think I'll include the flag in the wrapper, and for now omit it
in the Scheme call, while we wait on any other opinions on it.

> [ Windows, which I left behind after XP. ]

- Harold