On Sun, Jun 09, 2013 at 02:47:57PM +0200, Bernhard R. Link wrote:
> * Ian Kumlien <po...@vapor.com> [130605 13:31]:
> > Yes, i agree, it's suboptimal but I for one would use getpwuid to get
> > the home directory of the executing user to avoid this - though i don't
> > know how portable it is (or if there is any other issues)
> It's not only suboptimal but simply wrong. getpwuid gives at best the
> initial home directory, and even there it is only a guess. (If you are
> looking for some home directory of a different user it might be a good
> guess). But using getpwuid(getuid())->pw_dir if HOME is set is a serious
> mistake, as you throw out the good value for some almost but not quite
> totally unrelated value.

Well i never intended for it to replace the environment variable, it was
more intended as a fallback - if there will be a "less strict" mode then
perhaps a fallback would be a more controled way of doing it.

>         Bernhard R. Link
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