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




Hi Junio,

On Thu, 8 Nov 2018, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@xxxxxx> writes:
> 
> > But now I have a really crazy idea: how about ~~/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt?
> > The `~` prefix is *already* a reserved character,...
> 
> We would need to prepare for a future where we need yet another
> special thing to be expanded, and it will quickly become cryptic if
> you said "~/ is HOME, ~USER/ is USER's HOME, ~~/ is runtime prefix,
> and ~~~/ is this new thing...".  ~runtime_prefix~/ (i.e. carve out
> the namespace for USERNAME by reserving any names that ends with a
> tilde) may be a viable way to do this, though.   It is just as good
> as your other idea, <runtime_prefix>, in an earlier message.

Indeed. Your "cryptic" matches my "unintuitive".

Ciao,
Dscho