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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r948853 - /ant/core/trunk/src/main/org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs/Execute.java
Date Fri, 28 May 2010 15:37:48 GMT

On May 28, 2010, at 10:31 AM, Stefan Bodewig wrote:

> 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.
>

+1; you may have noticed the recent Commons [lang] issue RE Java  
system version on Android... then again, how likely are folks to be  
running Ant on Android?  :P

-Matt

> Stefan
>
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