Mail Archives: djgpp/1998/01/31/01:31:49

From: George Foot <mert0407 AT sable DOT ox DOT ac DOT uk>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: why won't my .exe program run properly until I set env var?
Date: 31 Jan 1998 06:18:22 GMT
Organization: Oxford University, England
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On 31 Jan 1998 04:56:41 GMT in comp.os.msdos.djgpp Paul Derbyshire
<ao950 AT FreeNet DOT Carleton DOT CA> wrote:

: Isn't all this missing the ultimate point??
: The guy's *app* was bombing if the DJGPP environment variable was not set.
: Not a Gnu program, but the app* he *compiled*. He is probably rather
: concerned that users of his software are going to have to set a DJGPP
: environment variable just to use his app, making it not especially
: user-friendly to install.

Indeed, but that has been resolved -- he had uninitialised pointers,
and it was either coincidence or limited testing that led him to
conclude that it was the environment variable's fault.  The topic
drifted, though, to environment styles.  Perhaps it should die now.

george DOT foot AT merton DOT oxford DOT ac DOT uk

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