[Idle-dev] Location of settings files under Windows

Andrew McDonald myrmecophagavir at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 17:21:12 CET 2010

Hi. Is there any chance you'll consider moving where IDLE stores its
app settings files under Windows? It's currently dumping them directly
into the user's folder root, Unix style, in ".idlerc". This isn't how
things are supposed to be done in Windows - it should be in the
application data special folder, retrieved through SHGetFolderPath or
similar. It's especially bad under Vista/Windows 7, because the user
root is often presented to the user in the Explorer interface and
Start menu where it used to only really be concerned with the My
Documents subfolder. So Unix-style apps like this bloat up the user's
view (Perforce and Blender are similar offenders.)

Pretty please? I'm using IDLE 2.7, perhaps this is already fixed with
the Python 3 packages?

Andrew McDonald

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