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From Oliver Deakin <oliver.dea...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: New IBM VME available soon
Date Wed, 23 Aug 2006 10:24:36 GMT
Leo Li wrote:
> Hi,
> On 8/21/06, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Oliver Deakin wrote:
>> > Leo Li wrote:
>> >> Hi, Oli:
>> >>     It is really a problem that System.getenv fails to behave as 
>> RI on
>> >> windows. I will fix it by get env string out by os function such
>> >> as getenvironmentvariable and getenv. Thank you for your tips.
>> >
>> > Thanks for looking at fixing this Leo :)
>> >
>> >>   Besides, the returned environment variables is only defined  in
>> >> the process of the java application, for example, the command 
>> windows,
>> >> and
>> >> remains the same during the life cycle. :)
>> >
>> > It's not possible that the environment variables could change 
>> during the
>> > lifetime
>> > of the VM? If, for example, a Java program made a call out to native
>> > code, isn't it
>> > quite possible that that native code to alter the environment 
>> variables,
>> > and thus
>> > when we return to Java the environment of the process has changed?
>
>    I have tested on linux that a native code to setenv, but RI still gets
> the original value if use System.getenv. While on windows, I fails to 
> find
> the "setenvironmentstring". So Harmony  behaves just like RI.

ok, I just tested myself on Windows and it seems that the RI ignores
environment variable changes, so I guess it's fine if we stick with what
we have in Harmony.

Regards,
Oliver

>
>
>
> Would you really ever want that?  Seems to be a safety issue.
>>
>> geir
>>
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Oliver Deakin
IBM United Kingdom Limited


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