mike at navi.cx
Mon Dec 13 00:32:26 EET 2004
On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 18:55 +0000, Dave Cridland wrote:
> Would this be for security purposes (so the contents of an
> environment variable aren't executed as a shell command), or some
> other reason?
> Don't get me wrong, I'm not arguing *against* this approach, just
> keen to see the reasons why.
Well, it'd be easier to use from C/C++ directly rather than messing
around with pipes and subshells, type safe, probably more portable, and
just generally more traditional :)
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