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Re: Determining HOME under MinGW

From: David Ayers
Subject: Re: Determining HOME under MinGW
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 17:21:51 +0100
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021016

Well I just checked my W2K system, which has an OPENSTEP Enterprise installed.
USERPROFILE=C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Ayers
I guess on an english system it would be:
USERPROFILE=C:\Documents and Settings\Ayers

Now by concept the USERPROFILE actually fits the notion of the "user" directory beter. Yet this path is bound to have spaces and I'm not sure what implications that would have. (I wondering whether gnustep-make needs checks for files in this directory.) Please also not the slash/backslash difference.

Sounds like this change should probably be reverted then ... I'm pretty sure that spaces in paths etc are really bad news for mingw/msys. Would someone who currently has a windows system working like to check this and get back to me, and I'll revert the changes I put in if necessary.

Just a suggestion:

If HOMEPATH has a length of one, maybe we could just append USERNAME and try to create this directory, if it doesn't exist, and use it.


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