Retrieving per-process environment block?

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Nov 30 12:29:00 GMT 2016


On Nov 30 10:15, Peter Rosin wrote:
> On 2016-11-30 04:00, Eliot Moss wrote:
> > On 11/29/2016 7:28 PM, Herbert Stocker wrote:
> > 
> >> Or we simply copy the variables unconverted to the Windows environment
> >> block, as the Windows env block is not used for anything else - up to
> >> now it is not updated at all.
> > 
> > Maybe we could stash them inside one large variable?  Would that help
> > at all?  (It does demand a quoting convention, but since this is all
> > internal stuff, that may not be too hard.)
> 
> I believe this is a dead end. The Windows environment block has an
> unacceptable size limit which is circumvented by the internal Cygwin
> handling. Since this is about exposing said Cygwin environment, it
> would simply not work for big environments.

ACK


Corinna

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