Alain C. - 2013-11-18

Today, GDL is using ("basic_fun.cpp", line 212)
(*env)[i] = SysVar::Dir();
to define GDL_TMPDIR and IDL_TMPDIR

Default !DIR (set up by Dir()) in GDL goes to /usr/local (set up by EXEC_PREFIX)
(since GDL to be install in /usr/local/bin/)

It is a problem because usually /usr/local is not writable for end users.

I check what IDL is using on various Linux: /usr/tmp, which is a link to /var/tmp !!

We have in fact two classic solutions on Linux and OSX: /tmp and /var/tmp
(/tmp may be frequently cleanup or at reboot; files in /var/tmp may have longuer life)

in /usr/include/paths.h (exist on Linux and OSX) we have

#define _PATH_TMP   "/tmp/"
#define _PATH_VARTMP    "/var/tmp/"

I decided for _PATH_VARTMP which mimic current IDL way

I don't know how to do for MSwin OSes.
(and I read it is changing a lot depending on OS versions)
Patch/help/advices welcome.

Alain