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RE: The $TEMP env var

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: The $TEMP env var
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 13:39:59 -0400

Derek Robert Price wrote:
> Jim.Hyslop wrote:
> >Aside - why is the mail server making this the from address:
> >
> >>From: bug-cvs-bounces+jim.hyslop=leitch.com@gnu.org
> >>[mailto:bug-cvs-bounces+jim.hyslop=leitch.com@gnu.org]On
> >>Behalf Of Derek
> >>Robert Price
> >
> >
> >It used to be much simpler.
> I'm not seeing that behavior in any of hte messages showing 
> up on bug-cvs.
Interesting. Do you subscribe via the gmane gateway, or by email from
gnu.org? I use the email route.

> >Possibly because of legacy - way back in the days of MS-DOS, 
> there was no
> >real agreement on whether the environment variable should be TEMP or
> TMP. As
> >a result, applications had to check both variables to find the temp
> >directory.
> >
> >Nowadays, the standard on Windows XP is to use provide 
> variables. They
> >default to the same value, but it is possible to modify them 
> so they have
> >different values.
> What's a "provide variable"?

sed s/variables/both variables/

Sorry about that.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (http://www.leitch.com)
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (http://www.cuj.com/experts)

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