>>>>> "james" == james  <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

james> I think they are different things.  An "environment variable" is
james> something in %*ENV.  An "environmental variable" is a variable which
james> was declared with env $foo, and which can be seen by callers.

If they both have "env"-ish stuff in the name, let's use the same
name for both.  If they are far enough apart that they should be
distinct, call them something different.

But to have %*ENV be called "environment variables" while "env $foo" be called
"environmental variables", you're cruisin' for a world of hurt, and I say this
as someone who will have to document this and teach this to a group of newbies
for every week of my upcoming life.

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