Cross-desktop helpers

Mike Hearn mike at
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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