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`path_home()` produces HOME path with tilde appended w/R installed from sources #60

kevinushey opened this Issue Jan 31, 2018 · 1 comment


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kevinushey commented Jan 31, 2018

E.g. I see:

> path.expand("~")
[1] "/Users/kevin/~"
> path.expand("~/")
[1] "/Users/kevin/"
> fs::path_home()

This is almost certainly a consequence of how I've compiled R but it would be nice to handle this edge case since R's handling of ~ expansion depends on whether readline is used (IIUC)


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jimhester commented Feb 1, 2018

We simply rely on R's R_ExpandFilename function to expand the home, so fs::path_expand("~/") should return the same as base R.


Line 87 in 63d3453

SET_STRING_ELT(out, i, Rf_mkCharCE(R_ExpandFileName(p), CE_UTF8));

I guess this implies that path_home() should expand "~/" rather than "~"

@jimhester jimhester closed this in c6b9471 Feb 1, 2018

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