./devel/go-homedir, Go library for home directory information

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 0.0.20161203, Package name: go-homedir-0.0.20161203, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

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.


Required to build:
[lang/go] [pkgtools/cwrappers]

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   2017-08-25 19:03:28 by Jonathan Perkin | Files touched by this commit (35)
Log message:
Improve COMMENT lines and satisfy pkglint.
   2017-08-25 18:49:15 by Jonathan Perkin | Files touched by this commit (93)
Log message:
Remove trailing empty lines.
   2017-08-25 18:30:26 by Jonathan Perkin | Files touched by this commit (35)
Log message:
Fix formatting of go DESCR files.  Some of the contents still leave a lot to be
desired.
   2017-08-17 03:28:52 by Gavan Fantom | Files touched by this commit (5)
Log message:
Add go-homedir package