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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: handy trick for using branches
Date Wed, 08 Dec 2004 21:33:56 GMT
Dave Brondsema wrote:
> Quoting Nicola Ken Barozzi <>:
>>Dave Brondsema wrote:
>>>Since FORREST_HOME doesn't have to be set as an env. var (we need to update
>>>docs about this), all you have to do is put 'forrest' in your path. 
>>That's cool. Do you think it's safe to just ask to set forrest in the 
>>path? I mean, was FORREST_HOME used for a technical deficiency that has 
>>been overcome or because of the need of it on some platforms?
> I don't know why FORREST_HOME was used.  As some say:
>>             - verba volant, scripta manent -
>>    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)


> It seems to work fine without it in Linux and Windows XP.  A Solaris test would
> be good to do too.

IIRC, but this is just OTOMH, it was older Windows versions (W98 etc).

I was sincerely hoping that my memory was not correct and FORREST_HOME 
was really never needed. In any case, since Windows 98 users are not the 
norm, I'm nevertheless supportive of the idea of not making users set 
FORREST_HOME unless they are having issues. It makes it all easier :-)

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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