Thu Apr 10 04:28:00 GMT 1997
Jim Balter writes:
> Jon Thackray wrote:
> > I belive it to be part of the spec of CreateProcess that the
> > environment it is passed should be sorted.
> The CreateProcess documentation does not require this.
> In fact, since the environment block can be in Unicode,
> the sort order isn't even defined.
Quoting from the Oct 96 MSDN docs for CreateProcess, near the end of the
If the current directory on drive C is \MSVC\MFC, there is an
environment variable called =C: whose value is C:\MSVC\MFC. As noted in
the previous description of lpEnvironment, such current directory
information for a system's drives does not automatically propagate to a
new process when the CreateProcess function's lpEnvironment parameter is
non-NULL. An application must manually pass the current directory
information to the new process. To do so, the application must
explicitly create the =X environment variable strings, get them into
alphabetical order (because Windows NT and Windows 95 use a sorted
environment), and then put them into the environment block specified by
lpEnvironment. Typically, they will go at the front of the environment
block, due to the previously mentioned environment block sorting.
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