[Rake-devel] Removing ENV from the Task Argument Lookup Process
Patrick.Bennett at inin.com
Mon Dec 28 18:21:54 EST 2009
I heavily rely on users being able to specify environment variable overrides (or 'defaults' more often) for command-line arguments.
I'm referring to generic XXX=1 type stuff on the command line. If that doesn't apply to task specific arguments then I don't (personally) care.
On Dec 28, 2009, at 6:13 PM, Jim Weirich wrote:
> I have received a suggestion to remove checking the environment for
> the value of a task argument. For example, given:
> task :sample, [:path] do |task, args|
> puts args.path
> will print out the value of the environment variable PATH. The
> requester comments that the feature can cause bugs that are difficult
> to track down. Upon reviewing his comment, I tend to agree with him.
> So, is anyone taking advantage of this feature? Would anyone be upset
> if we remove it?
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