Environment varibales

James Robertson jameswrobertson at earthlink.net
Fri Jun 27 07:24:06 PDT 2003


Vassili Dzuba wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> 
> AFAIK, this is not possible. If i understood correctly, the rationale is
> that there is no reason that the environment variables available to the
> front-end would be accessible to the backend. (in the future, it could be 
> possible that the back-end is on another computer). Moreover, this ensures
> that the compiled package does not depend on the environment in which
> it is compiled, and one could consider that it is a good thing as it could
> prevent some bugs. 
> 
> Vassili Dzuba

Thanks Vassili. I understand.  I'll just use more general entities for 
what i need.

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