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Why unset TMPDIR

From: Michael Saunders <michael@amtec.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 10:19:01 -0700
Message-ID: <378A2385.2788F6A6@amtec.com>
To: www-lib@w3.org
Why does the HTLib.c module unset the "TMPDIR" environment variable? Some
applications using LibWWW may rely on this environment variable. The comments in
the code say the if we have the "tmpnam()" function we can unset "TMPDIR"
environment variable. Why this side effect? Is this to get consistent behavior
across multiple platforms?

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