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Re: [ft-devel] rendering speedup

From: Behdad Esfahbod
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] rendering speedup
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:01:47 -0800
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On 15-11-20 07:44 AM, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> Sorry, no: Environment variables must be *completely* avoided!  There
> are operating systems that don't have environment variables at all.

This is unwarranted.  Many other low-level libraries use envvars.  HarfBuzz
and glib are examples.  On systems that don't support them, we just:

#define getenv(name) NULL

That's very widespread.  To categorically reject envvars, in exchange for
properties (that need code modifications), is not well-reasoned IMO.


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