Backwards breaking change for setEnv

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at
Tue Aug 16 17:26:32 UTC 2016

I like your suggestion, sounds good to me.  The delete semantic always
seemed like a gotcha rather than a feature

On Tuesday, August 16, 2016, Edward Z. Yang <ezyang at
<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','ezyang at');>> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I wanted to bring this bug to the attention of the CLC
> I propose that we change 'setEnv k ""' to set the environment
> variable to an empty string, rather than delete the environment
> variable.  The existing behavior was motivated by a Windows
> "quirk" that actually doesn't exist (details in ticket.)
> Thanks,
> Edward
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