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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r948853 - /ant/core/trunk/src/main/org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs/
Date Fri, 28 May 2010 15:31:13 GMT
On 2010-05-28, Jesse Glick wrote:

> On 05/27/2010 11:27 AM, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>>> Use System.getenv where available.

>> Are we sure it does the same thing as our current code?

>> We have some hacks for "exotic" platforms like encoding tweaks or
>> support for logicals on OpenVMS - your patch will skip the
>> addVMSLogicals invocation, for example.

> I guess only OpenVMS JDK developers could answer that.

You are certainly right.

I'm thinking about putting together a tiny jar that contains a command
line Java main class that compares System.getEnv and Ant's traditional
way on the current system and then ask on our user list whether anybody
there was willing to run it on the more exotic OSes in use.  I volunteer
to drive that if people think it was a good idea.


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