Author serhiy.storchaka
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Date 2021-04-08.07:09:56
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os.path.expanduser() has flaws.

1. It can return an argument unchanged if failed to determine the home directory.
2. On Unix it does not work for users not found in the local password database.
3. On Windows it only guess the home directory for other users. It does not work if you have home directory at nonstandard location (i.e. on other disk).

Until we fix these flaws it is better to not add flawed by design feature in pathlib.
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