Re: [dev] environment variables versus runtime configuration (rc) files versus X resources

From: Greg Reagle <>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:43:37 -0500

On Mon, Nov 3, 2014, at 02:59 PM, Dimitris Papastamos wrote:
> The environment is also of limited size. I think POSIX guarantees a
> space
> of about 2kB iirc for environment variables.

Thanks Dimitris. That would definitely be a disadvantage.

> This approach also does not scale in general as people will start naming
> variables differently and possibly result in collisions.

Of course developers would have to use a prefix to prevent name
collisions. Instead of a line in .muttrc
    set edit_headers = yes
There would be a line in .muttrc
    export mutt_edit_headers=yes

-- - Same, same, but different...
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