|author||Leigh McCulloch <email@example.com>||Tue Jun 21 00:02:50 2016 -0700|
|committer||Leigh McCulloch <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Tue Jun 21 00:22:27 2016 -0700|
Use path/filepath over hardcoded path separators. What === Change tests to use `path/filepath` instead of `fmt` and hardcoded `/` path separators. Why === Joining paths with `/` causes the tests to fail when run on windows because it's file path separator is `\`. Using `path/filepath` allows the code to join paths together using the system path separator without the code needing to know what the separator is.
This is a Go library for detecting the user's home directory without the use of cgo, so the library can be used in cross-compilation environments.
Usage is incredibly simple, just call
homedir.Dir() to get the home directory for a user, and
homedir.Expand() to expand the
~ in a path to the home directory.
Why not just use
os/user? The built-in
os/user package requires cgo on Darwin systems. This means that any Go code that uses that package cannot cross compile. But 99% of the time the use for
os/user is just to retrieve the home directory, which we can do for the current user without cgo. This library does that, enabling cross-compilation.