[fpc-pascal] SysUtils.GetEnvironmentVariable

Marcos Douglas md at delfire.net
Thu Mar 29 13:11:04 CEST 2012

On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 5:42 AM, Mark Morgan Lloyd
<markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk> wrote:
> Marcos Douglas wrote:
>> I know that I have to define the environment variable before or after
>> starting the application or IDE.
>> As I said, works in WinXP... but I had a little problem with a client
>> using Win7 so, I talked about this on lazarus-br list and asked to
>> somebody do the test on Win7 and they said the test did not work so, I
>> wrote here.
> I think the absolutely crucial thing here is to ask what the relationship
> between the session in which the shell/environment variable was defined, and
> the FPC program.


> If the variable is set and the program is run from the same prompt, provided
> that it's not messed up by extra spaces or by e.g. an interposed
> command.com, then it should work.

No. The variable is set using a install program or Windows.

> In any other case it might work, and it's entirely reasonable to assume that
> the extent to which variables are passed between running processes will vary
> wildly with OS version.
> I suggest the *first* thing to do is to confirm that the variable has stuck
> by using the  set  command. After that try running the Pascal program.

No command set is used.
The variable has been created in the Windows System Variables.

Marcos Douglas

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