Getting a live view of environment variables (Gradle and JDK 9)

Mario Torre neugens.limasoftware at
Tue May 16 12:00:34 UTC 2017

2017-05-15 7:14 GMT+02:00 David Holmes <david.holmes at>:
>> There would have to be a caveat on System.getenv(true) if we went that
>> path, that it is up to the user to ensure it is called in as safe a
>> manner as possible having regard to any concurrent updates in their
>> application code and how the environment is managed on a given platform.

If we get a System.setEnv in Java we can synchronise that method
access, either internally or by asking the user to explicitly

That would not protect from direct system calls, but it with a proper
Java API that would be the recommended way to set environment
variables, thus lowering the risk.

The question is if this use case is really that compelling that
justify an official wrapper against set/putEnv.

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