> On Nov 8, 2017, at 8:31 AM, Matthew Butterick <m...@mbtype.com> wrote:
> The `(current-environment-variables)` visible in command-line `racket` seem
> to be exactly what I see when I just do `env` in the shell. Makes sense.
> But the `(current-environment-variables)` in DrRacket differ quite a bit:
> some are the same, some different, some missing, some new.
> 1) Where does DrRacket get its environment variables, if not from the
> logged-in user?
IIRC, Mac has an apologetic moue towards unix-y things here: I believe there’s
a special place in your home directory … or maybe it’s in
~/Library/Preferences, which would …
okay, let me search.
Okay, here you go:
Basically, the new knowledge here is that this is not a DrR-specific issue;
it’s a system-wide question.
> 2) Is there an environment variable that I can use to test if a program is
> running in DrRacket? For instance, the "XPC_SERVICE_NAME" variable has the
> value "org.racket-lang.DrRacket.39428". Though AFAIK that is a Mac OS
> specific value.
I’ll let someone else handle this one.
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