[PATCH v7 3/7] env: Allow U-Boot scripts to be placed in a .env file

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Mon Oct 18 14:11:47 CEST 2021

Dear Simon,

In message <20211015183321.v7.3.Ie78bfbfca0d01d9cba501e127f446ec48e1f7afe at changeid> you wrote:
> Add a feature that brings in a .env file associated with the board
> config, if present. To use it, create a file in a board/<vendor>/env
> directory called <board>.env (or common.env if you want the same
> environment for all boards).

The cover letter does not mention a separate "env" directory - and
do we really need it?  I will almost always contain just a single
file - so env/<board>.env is an just unnecessary complication.

> Also support += to allow variables to be appended to. This is needed when
> using the preprocessor.
> - Explain why variables starting with _ , and / are not supported
> - Move use of += to this patch
> - Explain that environment variables may not end in +

I feel all these restrictions should also be mentioned in the commit
message, not only in the code.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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