Problem with getenv("HOME")

Wolfgang Stuerzlinger stuerzl@cs.unc.edu
Tue Oct 28 07:55:00 GMT 1997


By default the environment variable HOME is not set in the GNU-Win32
environment.
When getenv is called with ("HOME") as argument the return value is a
string "(null)" instead of a NULL pointer. Is this a "standard" behaviour 
or a bug?

Wolfgang Stuerzlinger

P.S.: This breaks commonly used code sequences like:
	sprintf(newName,"%s/%s",getenv("HOME"),fileName);
--
Wolfgang Stuerzlinger
Dept. of Computer Science, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3175
stuerzl@cs.unc.edu          http://www.cs.unc.edu/~stuerzl



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