Mail Archives: djgpp/1992/08/28/12:09:47

Date: Fri, 28 Aug 92 17:02:07 +0200
From: <Peter DOT Rojsel AT maxlab DOT lu DOT se>
Subject: Re: environment variables
To: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu

>Is it possible to set the gcc configuration via a data file rather
>than environment variables.  You could place it in the same directory
>as gcc.exe (perhaps calling it GCC.CFG).  GCC.CFG would have all
>the options set using environment variables.  The reason this
>is important is that I often run out of environment space because
>of the number of environment variables gcc and other programs
>define in the autoexec.bat file.  One could be allowed to override
>the gcc.cfg using the environment variable approach.  Does this
>seem reasonable to you?
It is always possible to enlarge the environment space. I have solved 
the problem by creating a gccinit.bat file that sets the path and all 
neccessary environment variables for djgpp. This I run when I want to 
use djgpp. I have also created a batfile called gccend.bat that restores 
the path and removes all environment variables so that I can use the 
space for something else. I use this method for all programs (except 
DOS5) that needs to use environment variables.

Peter Rojsel <Peter AT maxlab DOT lu DOT se>
MAX-lab, Lund University
Lund, Sweden

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