I could go either way on this.
On the one hand, I agree with @mitzimorris that we’re trying to provide the options that are safest and make sense in the vast majority of cases.
But I also agree with @mtwest that
But I guess we’re not technically forcing it here (it’s possible to get around it with a bit of work, as discussed).
So I’m OK with leaving it as is, but I’m also OK with adding the (non-default) option that @mtwest is requesting.
In fact, I’m sure that @mtwest isn’t the only person who will encounter this problem. We would like these CmdStan wrappers to play nicely with distributed file systems such as the one @mtwest is using, so if this will be a regular issue for people it seems reasonable for us to address that. Or is this something more unique to @mtwest’s particular setup than I realize?
@rok_cesnovar what do you think?