Change to environment variable handling

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Nov 11 16:38:00 GMT 2008

On Nov 11 09:49, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 11:59:21AM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >I just applied a customer induced patch which changes the way the
> >environment is treated when a Cygwin process is started from a
> >non-Cygwin process.  For the last ten years all environment variables
> >were unconditionally uppercased.
> And, for the last ten years I have resisted this patch in all of its
> manifestations.
> >Now the user has a choice.
> Translation: Now you (or Red Hat) has made a unilateral decision to
> change Cygwin functionality.

Well, yes.  That's why I added the CYGWIN=upcaseenv setting.  You
can easily switch back to the original behaviour.


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