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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: Is set-environment-variable needed after all? Duy Nguyen 09 Dec 2019 03:51 UTC

On Sun, Dec 8, 2019 at 3:15 AM Lassi Kortela <xxxxxx@lassi.io> wrote:
>
> Would you recommend we drop `set-environment-variable!` and
> `delete-environment-variable!` and simply provide an :environment
> argument in the subprocess SRFI? That may be the best call.

There's one case where setenv call may be more appropriate than
:environment, although I'm not sure if it's enough to justify
set-environment-variable!

For programs like Git, it takes $GIT_DIR and needs to pass it down to
all subprocess. The thing is this variable can contain relative path,
so if you "cd" somewhere in the current process, then you need to
adjust $GIT_DIR too or subprocess will fail to find the right ".git"
directory. And it's less error prone to adjust the variable with
setenv whenever you chdir instead of waiting until you spawn a new
subprocess.
--
Duy