[Python-Dev] Draft PEP for time zone support.

Glenn Linderman v+python at g.nevcal.com
Thu Dec 13 07:39:25 CET 2012

On 12/12/2012 6:10 PM, Janzert wrote:
> On 12/12/2012 8:43 PM, Glenn Linderman wrote:
>> On 12/12/2012 5:36 PM, Brian Curtin wrote:
>>> >> C:\ProgramData\Python
>>        ^^^^^ That.  Is not the path that the link below is talking
>> about, though.
> It actually does; it is rather confusing though. :/ 

I agree with the below. But I have never seen a version of Windows on 
which c:\ProgramData was the actual path for FOLDERID_ProgramData. Can 
you reference documentation that states that it was there, for some 
version?  This documentation speaks of:

c:\Documents and Settings\AllUsers\Application Data (which I knew from 
XP, and I think 2000, not sure I remember NT)

In Vista.0, Vista.1, and Vista.2, I guess it is moved to 
C:\users\AllUsers\AppData\Roaming (typically).

Neither of those would result in C:\ProgramData\Python.

> It's referring to KNOWNFOLDERID constant FOLDERID_ProgramData. The 
> actual on disk location for this has changed over windows versions. As 
> noted below in the SO link given:
> "Note that this documentation refers to the typical path as per older 
> versions of Windows. In modern versions of Windows it is located in 
> %SystemDrive%\ProgramData."
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Making a new top-level directory without asking is obnoxious.
>>> See
>>> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9518890/what-is-the-significance-programdata-in-windows 

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