On Apr 12, 2008, at 8:23 AM, Marc Heiler wrote:
> I believe something like
> ENV['foo'] = 'bar'
> is enough.
>
> You can try it, compile a small GNU configure program via ruby
> ENV['CFLAGS'] = 'O2'
> should work, I am quite confident that it will work.

only if you are into clobbering the environment of the parent -  
otherwise you need to push and pop the env or fork to start with a  
fresh copy

just a note for posterity

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