>>>>> "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. -- Randal L. Schwartz - Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc. - +1 503 777 0095 <firstname.lastname@example.org> <URL:http://www.stonehenge.com/merlyn/> Perl/Unix/security consulting, Technical writing, Comedy, etc. etc. See PerlTraining.Stonehenge.com for onsite and open-enrollment Perl training!