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Re: putenv()/environ bug

On Wed, 25 Jul 2007 10:09:22 -0500 (CDT)
"Sean C. Farley" <scf@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> As noticed here[1] following a change[2] in FreeBSD's *env() functions,
> zsh is mixing *env() (putenv() in this case) functions with direct
> access to the environ variable's contents against the IEEE Std 1003.1
> specification.
> BTW, is there a particular reason the standard *env() functions cannot
> be used for all operations to environ if found?

There's a long history of fiddling with these for problems on various
systems, so I'm a little unwilling to change it without some guidance.

For example,

     * Under Cygwin we must use putenv() to maintain consistency.
     * Unfortunately, current version (1.1.2) copies argument and may
     * silently reuse existing environment string. This tries to
     * check for both cases

This is a little confusing since the code in question (addenv in
params.c) doesn't actually use putenv().

Given we manipulate environ quite a lot anyway, is there any harm in
using only the zsh versions of zgetenv() and zputenv()?  There's a
getenv() instead of a zgetenv() in init.c:  I think that was just a typo
by me.

Index: Src/init.c
RCS file: /cvsroot/zsh/zsh/Src/init.c,v
retrieving revision 1.76
diff -u -r1.76 init.c
--- Src/init.c	6 Jul 2007 21:52:39 -0000	1.76
+++ Src/init.c	25 Jul 2007 20:53:06 -0000
@@ -832,7 +832,7 @@
     if (emulation == EMULATE_ZSH)
 	ptr = home;
-	ptr = getenv("HOME");
+	ptr = zgetenv("HOME");
     if (ptr && ispwd(ptr))
 	pwd = ztrdup(ptr);
     else if ((ptr = zgetenv("PWD")) && (strlen(ptr) < PATH_MAX) &&

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