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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 40992] - ENV property of EXEC task must support case insensitive variable names on Windows, either by default or via an extra attribute
Date Fri, 17 Nov 2006 15:13:43 GMT
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------- Additional Comments From stevel@apache.org  2006-11-17 07:13 -------

This may seem a silly question, but where in the Win32 API does it say that env
variables are case insenstive.

It isnt in 'environement variables':
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms682653.aspx

it isnt in ::SetEnvironmentVariable
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms686206.aspx

and it isnt in ::GetEnvironmentVariable 
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms683188.aspx

Now, I can see that echo %PATH% is doing a case insensitive lookup, but unless
some can show that ::SetEnvironmentVariable and ::GetEnvironmentVariable does
case sensitive matching, we are left in a bit of a mess. We cannot be sure that
the whole of windows is doing case insensitive matching.

Why not set newenvironment=true in <exec> and have the old settings lost. You
need to set up everything (including maybe PATH), but you wont get hurt by any
existing values?

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