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Re: NSHomeDirectory() problems on windows

From: Nicola Pero
Subject: Re: NSHomeDirectory() problems on windows
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 10:56:48 +0100 (BST)

> > Just a philosophical question, when USERPROFILE is ignored in many 
> > places
> > and maybe in some countries not you have a inconsistent behavour of 
> > GNUstep
> > in some countries... I would prefer a well defined behaviour in all
> > places.... Is either USERPROFILE and/or HOME/HOMEDRIVE is set in every
> > country the same things should happen...
> > Independant which one is choosen than but it should always be the HOME
> > things or the USERPROFILE things.
> >
> > If USERPROFILE is choosen it would be IMHO best to fix the space stuff
> > elsewhise it would be unusable...
> >
> > Just my $0.02
> I agree ... but I don't know if it is possible/practicable to fix this ...
> certainly I don't have time to go through the makefiles system
> and try to get it working with spaces in directory names :-(

Make (not gnustep-make, I'm talking of make itself) has been designed
thinking that filenames would never contain spaces.  It's an implicit
design assumption which can't be fixed.

On the other hand, this issue should only arise when compiling, not when
using the software.

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