Automatically creating a HOME environ variable on Windows?

Maciej Dziardziel fiedzia at fiedzia.prv.pl
Mon Oct 31 12:26:30 CET 2005


Jorgen Grahn wrote:

>> Best solution would be to have portable function that returns
>> user home directory and knows about all platfom quirks.
> 
> Why is that better than Python creating a HOME in os.environ, if it
> doesn't
> already exist?  I can think of a few reasons it's better, and a few
> reasons it's worse.

First, it is possible that HOME viariable already exists and has different
meaning, (if python is used as embedded scripting language it can be
defined by application), Second, there is a group of path related functions
in os.path (or ntpath), including expanduser, and its better to use
function than relay on some interpreter behaviour that may be different on
jython or ironpython.

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Maciej "Fiedzia" Dziardziel (fiedzia (at) fiedzia (dot) prv (dot) pl)
www.fiedzia.prv.pl

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