Re: Bug#210243: ITP: xspringies -- Interactive 2D mass/spring simulation system for X
On Mon, Sep 15, 2003 at 10:45:48AM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > +#define COMPRESS "/bin/gzip"
> > +#define UNCOMPRESS "/bin/gunzip -c"
> I've never been a proponent of hardcoding paths to programs. This will
> immediately make the program non-portable to basically any non-GNU type
> system, and doesn't provide any significant benefit (/bin is in PATH).
I'm not terribly keen on it myself, but I do think that it's safer
than trusting a potentially malicious $PATH setting.
I guess the alternative approach is to set this in the Makefile, that
would keep the portability a little bit more contained.