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Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] home_directory_path
From: Alexander Churanov (alexanderchuranov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-20 08:27:36

2010/10/20 Stewart, Robert <Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden]>:
> They are definitely not the same.  As I stated elsewhere, the user's home directory is equivalent to C:\ on a Windows system.  The user shouldn't put "user-generated content" there.  It should be in some subdirectory as preferred by the user, which you understood when you wrote "under" in the quoted sentence.

I completely disagree on "C:\". The ${HOME} is user-specific, while
"C:\" is not.

It is not uncommon to put documents (including textual) in different
subdirectories under ${HOME}. For example, on my machine "lf ~" lists
"examples" and "tasks" as different directories. To my mind, none of
them entirely corresponds to "My Documents", but the whole ${HOME}

Another argument: some desktop environments place an icon on the
desktop, which opens ${HOME}. Along with "System" and "Trash" this
looks very related to default Windows icons.

Alexander Churanov

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