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




Hi Peff,

On Wed, 7 Nov 2018, Jeff King wrote:

> All that said, if we're just interested in allowing this for config,
> then we already have such a wrapper function: git_config_pathname().

Good point. I agree that `git_config_pathname()` is a better home for this
feature than `expand_user_path()`.

But now I have a really crazy idea: how about ~~/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt?
The `~` prefix is *already* a reserved character, and while it would
probably not be super intuitive to have `~~` be expanded to the runtime
prefix, at least it would be less ambiguous than `$RUNTIME_PREFIX` (which
*is* a valid directory name).

Of course, `~~` is also a valid directory name, but then, so is `~` and we
do not have any way to specify *that* because `expand_user_path()` will
always expand it to the home directory. Or am I wrong? Do we have a way to
disable the expansion?

Ciao,
Dscho