[Rake-devel] Removing ENV from the Task Argument Lookup Process

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 10:43:38 EST 2009

On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 8:13 PM, Jim Weirich <jim.weirich at gmail.com> 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
>   end
> 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?

Not from here ;-)

Sounds good for me.
Luis Lavena
Perfection in design is achieved not when there is nothing more to add,
but rather when there is nothing more to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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