[fpc-pascal] environmentstrings in windows

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Thu Dec 14 22:17:38 CET 2006

> On Thu, 14 Dec 2006, Vincent Snijders wrote:
> > The first two envrionment string are special, in the sense that their name
> > start with a =.
> > 
> > but if ask for the value of the environment variable '=D:', it returns the
> > empty string.
> > 
> > I am wrestling a bit with how to interprete this. Should I consider these
> > variable as special and hidden and ignore them?
> > Or should code parsing environmentstrings be able to handle variables with a
> > '=' on the first position?
> IMHO, you should not be allowed to have a = in the name of an environment
> variable at all. Since obviously you can in Windows,

Maybe you can't, and you can only have multiple env strings with an empty
name ;)

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