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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Access environment variables
Date Tue, 17 Oct 2000 14:00:50 GMT
>>>>> "RF" == Russell Freeman <> writes:

 RF> Stefan, if Java cannot access the environment directly, would it
 RF> not be possible to create a JNI interface that calls the
 RF> underlying C call, e.g.  getenv() ?

So much for portability (and we'd require a C compiler to build Ant
and ...)

BTW does the Mac (or AS/400 or BS2000) know the concept of environment
variables? ISTR that support for them has been removed from JDK 1.1
because not all platforms know them.


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