Bug ID: 45307
           Summary: temp_directory_path() returns path with trailing slash
           Product: libc++
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P
         Component: All Bugs

The following program works when run in an empty environment, but not when
TEMPDIR or some other temporary-directory-pointing environment variable is

    $ cat <<EOF | clang++ -xc++ -std=c++17 - && ./a.out
    #include <filesystem>
    #include <iostream>
    namespace fs = std::filesystem;
    int main() {
        fs::path tmp = fs::temp_directory_path();
        fs::path p = tmp / "hello";
        std::cout << "tmp = " << tmp << std::endl;
        std::cout << "p.parent_path() = " << p.parent_path() << std::endl;
        assert(p.parent_path() == tmp);

When run as `./a.out`, the program fails:

    tmp = "/var/folders/10/r6bw68bs5b9gwjtrnl9dz0vm0000gn/T/"
    p.parent_path() = "/var/folders/10/r6bw68bs5b9gwjtrnl9dz0vm0000gn/T"
    Assertion failed: (p.parent_path() == tmp), function main, file <stdin>,
line 9.

Unsurprisingly, the environment contains the following entry:


When run as `env -i ./a.out`, the program succeeds and prints the following:

    tmp = "/tmp"
    p.parent_path() = "/tmp"

Comparison of paths is based on comparing the file-names exposed by begin()
through end(), and that is specified to yield an empty element at the end if
the path ends with a directory separator. So the comparison appears to be
behaving correctly.

However, I believe temp_directory_path() should normalize its return value and
not return a path with a trailing slash if the path it picks up from the
environment has a trailing slash. The reason is that the Standard says

    Example: For POSIX-based operating systems, an implementation might return
the path supplied by the first environment variable found in the list TMPDIR,
TMP, TEMP, TEMPDIR, or if none of these are found, "/tmp".

It seems weird that we'd return a path with a trailing slash when found in an
environment variable, but just "/tmp" without a trailing slash otherwise.

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