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Re^2: Should File::HomeDir honor $ENV{HOME} on Darwin?

by xdg (Monsignor)
on Dec 18, 2008 at 20:50 UTC ( #731388=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Should File::HomeDir honor $ENV{HOME} on Darwin?
in thread Should File::HomeDir honor $ENV{HOME} on Darwin?

Honestly, I'm not convinced $ENV{HOME} should be used on any platform...

If it weren't there already for Unix and Win32 (and MacOS9), I probably wouldn't advocate for it.

The situation that got me was actually in testing. I'm using a module that uses File::HomeDir to find a config file and I wanted to substitute a new config file in a temporary directory. My quick and dirty approach was just to set $ENV{HOME} to the temporary directory, which turned out to work everywhere except Darwin.

Instead, I'll probably now mock File::HomeDir and override my_home to return the temporary directory.


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