Mon, 13 Dec 1999 11:25:54 -0500
AverStar (formerly Intermetrics) Burlington, MA USA
"Robert C. Leif, Ph.D." wrote:
> From: Bob Leif
> To: Doug Smith et al.
> Your CGI.Environment.Adb contains the reference to the same getenv C
> function as does David Wheeler's CGI.Adb.
I think you are confusing the "C" convention with the need for
a C compiler. Many operating systems provide a system call
library which uses C calling conventions. This does not imply
that you need a C compiler to make use of them. Although "getenv"
is not strictly a system call (it is generally fetching data from the
user process stack), it is treated pretty much as such for these
purposes. You should not be so allergic to C as to not be willing
to make direct system calls, at least in some interface package.