2008/8/19 Trans <transfire / gmail.com>:
> Is this common practice? I mean it seems like a sucky edge case to
> have to fuss with. Why not just have a separate method for that, say
>
>  File.home_path('thornton')

+1

Though it might be common unix practice, Ruby could/should have a more
explicit way to get at the home path of a user. I think there's no
need to encode this in a file naming scheme. Can anyone show me a use
case where it would be more appropriate to have the existing behaviour
instead of a separate method?

Regards,
Pit