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Re: [Axiom-developer] ENV

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] ENV
Date: 22 Nov 2006 19:44:11 +0100

root <address@hidden> writes:

| > | The name ENV predates POSIX.
| > 
| > irrelevant.
| > 
| > | Since we control everything about the build
| > | I don't think it matters but there would be no harm in changing it 
| > 
| > It matters that we do avoid using it. Otherwise, we're setting a
| > timebomb and it will blow (and it did for me -- that is how it came to
| > my attention).
| ok. s/ENV/GABY/ everywhere.

Tim, you don't have fixate on me.  As I said, the solution is to use
MAKEFLAGS.  That variable was designed specifically for those kinds
of things.

| everything will still work.
| ENV is just a local name created 20 years ago.

Not just because it was created 20 years ago means that its usage is
correct today.  The world did not stop spining while Axiom was

-- Gaby

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