FAQ

On 9/1/2015 5:04 PM, Paul Moore wrote:
On 1 September 2015 at 17:19, John Wong wrote:
But is appdirs only useful if you are running something that's more toward
system package / desktop application? A lot of projects today create their
own directory to save data, many use $HOME/DOTCUSTOM_DIR. So the use case of
appdirs should be addressed.
But that is not appropriate on Windows. Appdirs gives the above on
Unix, but %APPDATA%\Appname on Windows, which conforms properly to
platform standards.

The problem with Windows is that the standard is to put things in an
invisible directory, which makes it difficult to tell people, especially
non-experts, to edit a file in the directory.


Games that expect people to edit .ini files put them in the game directory.


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Terry Jan Reedy

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