[Idle-dev] Location of configuration files

Franz Steinhäusler franz.steinhaeusler at gmx.at
Fri Oct 14 12:40:37 CEST 2005

On Thu, 13 Oct 2005 19:54:49 -0400, kbk at shore.net (Kurt B. Kaiser) wrote:

>Franz Steinhäusler <franz.steinhaeusler at gmx.at> writes:
>> wouldn't it be better to place (on windows) not directly
>> into the root directory (I hate cluttering the root directory
>> with such "unnecessary" dirs ;) )
>> I would evaluate the environment variable APPDATA,
>> as most programs do.
>> If this does not exist (win98), then look for HOMEDIR;
>> only then, if HOMEDIR also not exist, use the root C:\.idle?
>> Any opinions?
>I don't worry too much about W98, they are single user systems
>and there isn't much clutter.  If you want to submit a patch,
>I'll probably add it, so long as it doesn't break systems which
>already have their .idlerc in c:\.
>It's been like this forever on W98.  W2K and WXP put .idlerc into the
>correct user directory.

Hello Kurt,

thank you for your answer.

Maybe it is better to leave it as it is;
people are used to it anyway.
Franz Steinhaeusler

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