Author gjb1002
Recipients chomo, christian.heimes, georg.brandl, gjb1002, josiahcarlson, loewis, mwh
Date 2009-04-30.12:56:52
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Just ran into this myself, and would agree with Christian's comments. On
my system, my home directory is a mounted network drive, hence "H:\". It
was a bit of a surprise when os.path.expanduser("~fred") returned
"H:\\fred"...

This seems broken to me. It's surely better to have reliable functions
that either work or return the path unchanged, than ones that guess and
are wrong some of the time. At least in the above case it should be
possible to add a special case.

Will this be considered for Python 2.7 now? I'd suggest opening a new
bug or reopening this one if so.
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