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Re: [PATCH 1/1] mingw: handle absolute paths in expand_user_path()

Am 07.11.18 um 12:23 schrieb Johannes Schindelin:
On Tue, 6 Nov 2018, Johannes Sixt wrote:

Am 06.11.18 um 15:53 schrieb Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget:
Even if a path looks like a POSIX paths, i.e. it starts with a directory
separator, but not with drive-letter-colon, it still has a particular meaning,
namely (as far as I know) that the path is anchored at the root of the drive
of the current working directory.

If a user specifies such a path on Windows, and it must undergo
expand_user_path(), then that is a user error, or the user knows what they are

I think it is wrong to interpret such a path as relative to some random other
directory, like this patch seems to do.

Okay, now we know everything you find wrong with the current patch. Do you
have any suggestion how to make it right? I.e. what would you suggest as a
way to specify in a gitconfig in a portable Git where the certificate
bundle is?

Ah, so your actual problem is quite a different one!

Do I understand correctly, that you use a leading slash as an indicator to construct a path relative to system_path(). How about a "reserved" user name? For example,

  [http] sslcert = ~system_path/what/ever

although a more unique name, perhaps with some punctuation, may be desirable.

-- Hannes