load-env v0.2.1.0 Release Notes

    • Don't override values already set in the environment

    Given a hypothetical program load-env, which uses one of our loadEnv functions on stdin:


      FOO=bar load-env <<EOM

    would override FOO to bat when load-env ran. But now, it will see FOO is already bar and leave it.

    This is better behavior under the assumption that a .env file is meant to specify defaults in the case of nothing explicit. When there are explicit values in the environment, it's most likely that our user indeed wants them respected.