Immutability (was: Re: autostart spec changes)

Alexander Larsson alexl at
Fri Mar 3 16:39:39 EET 2006

On Fri, 2006-03-03 at 12:16 +0100, Rodrigo Moya wrote: like:
> > 
> > Path[$e]=$HOME/Somedir
> > 
> shouldn't we support this by default, without using the special $e? Not
> sure if there might be conflicts, but usually, in UNIX config files you
> can use environment variables, so it makes sense to support them also
> on .desktop files.

Then you also have to add all quoting, escaping quotes and all that
other crap that shells have to do. Otherwise you can't e.g pass a
variable name to a program or things like that.

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