gcj: accessing environment variables

erik poupaert erik.poupaert@chello.be
Wed Apr 30 18:39:00 GMT 2003


> The Java platform no longer allows it.
> 
> I don't think we should conform to spec though. Personally I'd be
> happier if getenv didn't throw a deprecated exception.
> 
> The alternative IMHO is to make System.getProperty look in the
> environment table as a last resort before returning null.

If, at Sun Microsystems, they decide to jump out the 7th floor window,
will we faithfully implement that too?

Cumulated with the fact that Sun's arrogance prevents it to put java
through a any kind of standardization process (ECMA, W3C, IEEE, ANSI,
DIN, EN, ISO, whatever) ... 



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