[Dev-luatex] Rationale for using putenv?

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Mon Apr 2 11:49:24 CEST 2007


Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> writes:

>> Anyway, option a) presumably also would require to place the table
>> keeping score of environment variables into Lua context 0, in order to
>> make sure that it remains available until LuaTeX exits.
>
> There is an os.env table already, but it is initialized only once.
> In any case, I will probably move to the 'ex' interface soon instead
> of my own code+LuaFileSystem:
>
>   http://lua-users.org/wiki/ExtensionProposal

Well, one probably needs to wait at least until the namespace question
discussed on that page has been cleared.

A good security model will probably remain an area good for headaches.

-- 
David Kastrup


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