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From "Brian Havard" <bri...@kheldar.apana.org.au>
Subject RE: [PATCH] MPE/iX apache 1.3.10-dev port take two
Date Sat, 11 Dec 1999 02:45:05 GMT
On Fri, 10 Dec 1999 10:09:02 -0700, BIXBY,MARK \(HP-Cupertino,ex1\) wrote:

>> >> Does MPE have an "env" command? Could we change "eval" to "env"?
>> > 
>> > Yes, MPE has an env that will work here.
>> > 
>> > The problem with the original syntax of "VAR=$VAR command" 
>> was that the
>> > brain-dead MPE shell was setting VAR to the null string.  
>> We dream of
>> > someday replacing the current shell with bash, but we have 
>> no engineer time
>> > available to commit to that yet.
>> 
>> A few points which come to my mind:
>> 
>> 1. I don't understand why an eval actually solves the problem.
>
>Well, it works on MPE/iX, and it worked on Linux when I tested it there for
>a minimal portability check.

Well it breaks on OS/2. There's an implementation of GNU env available but it
doesn't work with scripts.

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