[Fwd] Re: [IPython-user] Re[2]: IPython install under Win2000

Alan G Isaac aisaac at american.edu
Mon Jul 18 13:44:00 CDT 2005

>> So in Win2000 and WinXP, in any case, relying on 
>> USERPROFILE will work better than relying on HOME. 

On Mon, 18 Jul 2005, Fernando Perez apparently wrote: 
> Well, for NT if $HOME is undefined, I use this: 
>              try: 
>                  return 
> os.path.join(os.environ['HOMEDRIVE'],os.environ['HOMEPATH']) 

Sure, and that works *because* %HOME% is not defined on 
WinXP. But on Win2000 (mine at least, which ought to be 
standard in this sense, since I have no clue how to change 
any of this), it is defined, to %USERPROFILE% (literally).  
So that creates a mess.

Alan Isaac

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