At 03:25 PM 10/3/2008 +1300, Greg Ewing wrote:
Phillip J. Eby wrote:
Where data files are concerned, however, a developer should only need to distinguish between read-only, read-write, and samples, because any finer-grained distinction that relies on platform-specific concepts (like locale directories) is probably going to be error-prone.
However, if we don't allow for such distinctions, then people who e.g. are passionate about their locale files ending up in the right place on Linux aren't going to be happy.
Yep. As I've said, it should be possible to define optional extensions that define these sorts of things. They're needed for e.g. icons, Windows registry entries, etc. anyway.