[IPython-user] Re: Re: IPython not reloading file under Win2000
Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Fri Jul 15 11:19:25 CDT 2005
Mark Lawrence wrote:
>> """Return the closest possible equivalent to a 'home' directory.
>> We first try $HOME. Absent that, on NT it's $HOMEDRIVE\$HOMEPATH.
>> Currently only Posix and NT are implemented, a HomeDirError exception
>> raised for all other OSes. """
>> return os.environ['HOME']
> I have seen problems on Windows similar to this with other Python programs
> when a home environment variable has been defined, e.g. as recommended by
> Cygwin. Could this be your problem here?
Mmh, that's possible. I try to return $HOME b/c it seems like a sensible,
cross platform approach, but I'm not aware of what nasties that can trigger.
Any guidance from the win32 gurus will be much appreciated: I'll follow
blindly any sufficiently coherent-sounding advice, so if you word it carefully
enough, you can get me to jump off one of the many cliffs in win32 quite easily :)
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