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Re: Build failure on M$ (using MSVC): Patch enclosed

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Build failure on M$ (using MSVC): Patch enclosed
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 00:46:22 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

> Well, I was not aware of that function. Looking a little deeper into
> it, it does not traverse above the current user $HOME (~/ or %HOME%).
> This code needs to go all the way till the top. Since it does a
> username comparison, it apprears a bit more expensive (based on gut
> feel though).

Indeed, it doesn't go up past the home directory and it doesn't lookup
past a directory with a different owner.  It's all done on purpose to
try and avoid pathological cases.
I don't see that as a problem at all.


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