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Re: opening new context (was: [PATCH] allow user-configurable menucolor)

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: opening new context (was: [PATCH] allow user-configurable menucolor)
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 12:49:36 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sat, Jan 05, 2008 at 02:34:38AM +0100, Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> On Friday 04 January 2008 09:02, Robert Millan wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 06:04:59PM +0200, Vesa Jääskeläinen wrote:
> > > About new context:
> > >
> > > Shouldn't new context have clone of it's parent contexts settings?
> >
> > I wouldn't want to change that without having some input from whoever
> > designed (or understands) grub_env_export().  There's probably a reason for
> > it, although I can't see it.
> It is analogous to bash. If you invoke another bash from bash, that won't 
> inherit variables, unless they are exported.

It's not exactly analogous.  bash doesn't commonly use variable hooks (if they
even exist).

Anyway, I wouldn't want to spend much time discussing this.  I assume my
proposed change (propagating read/write hooks for global/exported variables)
sounds fine?

Robert Millan

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