On Aug 17, 10:03    
> Hi,
>
> In message "Re: [ruby-core:18319] NEW Command:  訩 > on Sun, 17 Aug 2008 06:01:52 +0900, "C.E. Thornton" <ad... / hawthorne-press.com> writes:
>
> |I have created patches for both 1.8.7 and 1.9.0 trunk
> |to implement the command 'absolute_path()'.
>
> |If there is anything else required for inclusion approval,
> |please let me know.
>
> I am still thinking to decide if this is a creeping feature, or useful
> addition (since it's VERY similar to a existing method).    
> to tell you you're not ignored at all.

Why does the ~ prevent the expansion in File.expand_path?

  File.expand_path('~oracle/bin')  #=> '~oracle/bin'

Never noticed this before.

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