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Re: PSPP-BUG: SHOW command is missing ENVIRONMENT information

From: knassen
Subject: Re: PSPP-BUG: SHOW command is missing ENVIRONMENT information
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2023 10:46:13 -0500

Showing environment variables is probably the right change here, given that SYSTEM shows the OS information.  That “etc.” makes you wonder what else needs to be there or would be there on SPSS. 


I couldn’t find an example output, either. 


I tried the updated SHOW ENVIRONMENT command on my system and it doesn’t show anything for me, but it also doesn’t give an error now. 


Until what SPSS does with this command is known, it’s speculation.  For now, it’s not giving an error for me, and might even be doing the right thing.  I can’t tell. 


The SYSTEM option gives a lot of good information, so people can use that.


Thank you for taking a look.


From: Ben Pfaff <blp@cs.stanford.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 12:18 AM
To: knassen@chartermi.net
Cc: bug-gnu-pspp@gnu.org
Subject: Re: PSPP-BUG: SHOW command is missing ENVIRONMENT information




SPSS documentation says that SHOW ENVIRONMENT should show environment variables. It also says, vaguely, that it shows other things. I couldn't find example output online. I pushed a change to make it show environment variables.


You can use SHOW SYSTEM to show the other things you're looking for, I think.


On Mon, Mar 6, 2023 at 5:54 PM <knassen@chartermi.net> wrote:

testshow.sps:4.6-4.16: error: SHOW: Syntax error expecting the name of a



      |      ^~~~~~~~~~~


ENVIRONMENT information also doesn’t appear when the SHOW ALL command is run.


I noticed this when I ran some code that starts with SHOW VERSION ENVIRONMENT.  Thus it also doesn’t work in combination with other SHOW options.


A long time ago, it used to say something like SHOW: ENVIRONMENT is amd64-unknown-freebsd8.2 or similar, depending on the operating system used.


Considering this is good information for bug reports, it would be nice if it would work as the documentation shows.


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