[PATCH v6 4/7] env: Allow U-Boot scripts to be placed in a .env file

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Mon Oct 18 13:58:57 CEST 2021

Dear Simon,

In message <CAPnjgZ106dBqzJdVYpufp4mztf3_eFoX9isSm=W_c5uDoFJVGA at mail.gmail.com> you wrote:
> > I really think your fixed filename proposal does not work well in
> > reality.  The file name should be Kconfig configurable. See [1]
> > for details.
> >
> > [1] https://lists.denx.de/pipermail/u-boot/2021-October/462668.html
> Yes I saw that but I forgot to look at it. I think it makes sense - we
> do that with devicetree, for example.
> Is that the only thing holding you back?

Basically yes - the only other concerns I have is about this +=
construct which makes the '+' character an illegal character for
environment variable names, but only when used at the end of the
variable.  This is anything but nice or consistent. Iwonder what
happens with notations like these:

	foo+=bar	-> "bar" gets appended to current value of "foo"
But what for:
	foo+ = bar


And please see also my comments about changing the autostart
functionality for the user.

> I haven't seen any positive comments to this series yet...

Maybe many long-term users of U-Boot don't see the current situation
as such a big problem?  I have no idea.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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