FYI: environment variables in Lit tests

Petar Petar
Wed Jan 23 16:53:26 UTC 2019

On Wednesday, 23 January 2019 at 12:06:21 UTC, Johan Engelen 
> On Wednesday, 23 January 2019 at 11:13:06 UTC, Petar Kirov 
> [ZombineDev] wrote:
>> On Thursday, 17 January 2019 at 00:42:23 UTC, Johan Engelen 
>> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>   I just found out about lit's "env" command, see:
>>> -Johan
>> FYI, env is a POSIX thing [1], so I think it works just by 
>> virtue of using the system shell.
> The cool thing is that Lit recognizes `env` and makes it work 
> cross-platform (same as e.g. `rm` and `mkdir`).
> -Johan

Yes, I think you're right. Previously I couldn't find information 
in the source code, but now I found this part of the 
documentation, which is pretty clear:

> RUN lines are specified in the comments of the test program 
> using the keyword RUN followed by a colon, and lastly the 
> command (pipeline) to execute. Together, these lines form the 
> “script” that lit executes to run the test case. The syntax of 
> the RUN lines is similar to a shell’s syntax for pipelines 
> including I/O redirection and variable substitution. **However, 
> even though these lines may look like a shell script, they are 
> not. RUN lines are interpreted by lit.** Consequently, the 
> syntax differs from shell in a few ways. You can specify as 
> many RUN lines as needed.

Do you know where I can find the relevant lines in the source 

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