[Ironruby-core] $HOME

Peter Bacon Darwin bacondarwin at googlemail.com
Tue Jul 29 03:57:45 EDT 2008


Ruby 1.9 actually uses this order:

HOME

HOMEDRIVE + HOMEPATH

HOMEPATH

USERPROFILE

SHGetSpecialFolderLocation(NULL, CSIDL_PERSONAL, &pidl)

 

This seems reasonable.  I suspect mspec needs tweaking.

Pete

 

From: ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org [mailto:ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of Brad Wilson
Sent: Monday,28 July 28, 2008 23:18
To: ironruby-core at rubyforge.org
Subject: Re: [Ironruby-core] $HOME

 

That's wrong.

The order should be:

  HOME
  USERPROFILE
  HOMEDRIVE + HOMEDIR

Using HOMEDIR without HOMEDRIVE (and the opposite) are bad ideas.

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 6:07 AM, Peter Bacon Darwin <bacondarwin at googlemail.com> wrote:

By the way, this is how $HOME is setup in mspec (on Windows):

 

    # Code to setup HOME directory correctly on Windows

    # This duplicates Ruby 1.9 semantics for defining HOME

    platform_is :windows do

      if ENV['HOME']

        ENV['HOME'] = ENV['HOME'].tr '\\', '/'

      elsif ENV['HOMEDIR'] && ENV['HOMEDRIVE']

        ENV['HOME'] = File.join(ENV['HOMEDRIVE'], ENV['HOMEDIR'])

      elsif ENV['HOMEDIR']

        ENV['HOME'] = ENV['HOMEDIR']

      elsif ENV['HOMEDRIVE']

        ENV['HOME'] = ENV['HOMEDRIVE']

      elsif ENV['USERPROFILE']

        ENV['HOME'] = ENV['USERPROFILE']

      else

        puts "No suitable HOME environment found. This means that all of HOME, HOMEDIR, HOMEDRIVE, and USERPROFILE are not set"

        exit 1

      end

    end


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