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Author eryksun
Recipients Anthony Sottile, eryksun, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
Date 2019-03-12.18:01:18
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> `os.path.expanduser` in `ntpath` uses `HOME` in preference to 

Guido intentionally added support for HOME in ntpath.expanduser way back in Python 1.5 (circa 1997), and now we're removing it over 20 years later. I expect this to break some deployments, but it's not a serious problem. 

My feeling here is "meh". Practically all use of expanduser() is dubious in Windows, varying from going against convention to being completely wrong. We're long due for a module in the standard library that abstracts access to platform-specific configuration and special directories, but attempts to adopt one keep losing momentum. I guess it's too prone to bike shedding and arguments.
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