[kaffe] System.getenv() ?
twiun at adorphuye.com
Mon Apr 5 06:10:02 PDT 2004
On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 02:10:19PM +0200, Arnaud Vandyck wrote:
> "S. Meslin-Weber" <twiun at adorphuye.com> writes:
> > Hi pancake,
> > On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 01:35:51AM +0200, pancake wrote:
> >> I'm glad to see that System.getenv() is not supported on GNU
> >> ClassPath and works perfectly under sun JDK...what's the reason?
> > To my knowledge, getenv has been deprecated from 1.1 to 1.4 and has only
> > been reintroduced with 1.5. As Classpath (and other parties) has to play
> > catch-up to Sun it's understandable it's not back in yet. Also, note
> > that 1.5 is not final and anything is still subject to change. I would
> > find it inadvisable to change our APIs until we can be sure that Sun
> > won't change theirs at the last minute.
> Isn't System.getProperty("the.property") the same thing?
No, not at all. Java system properties are not sourced from the
environment variables of the OS. It's possible to push the contents of a
particular env var through to a system property though:
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