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From Louis Tribble <louis.trib...@metamata.com>
Subject Re: <arg>
Date Wed, 16 Aug 2000 14:25:48 GMT
Conor MacNeill wrote:
> 
> Louis,
> 
> > I don't think you can make any portable assumptions about
> > java.library.path. Unless someone can point to a specification,
> > I believe it's safer for the scripts to explicitly pass the current PATH
> > as a system property ("ant.system.path" or something) on the command
> > line.
> >
> 
> I agree that we cannot rely on java.library.path. However I wonder if
> passing in the Path as an ant property is the start of a slippery slope
> where we end up trying to pass the whole environment into ant :-) Currently
> we have
> 
> ant.home
> jikes.class.path
> 
> We probably could add what you suggest, but what else (wheeeee down we go
> !!)
> 
> Conor :-)

I can't argue with your concern, but PATH is ubiquitous on Windows
and Unix (and has no equivalent on Mac OS < 10). Jesse's "heinous"
hack _would_ short-circuit this debate...

Louis (the on-vacation version)
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