[Python-Dev] Draft PEP for time zone support.
janzert at janzert.com
Thu Dec 13 08:32:53 CET 2012
On 12/13/2012 1:39 AM, Glenn Linderman wrote:
> 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.
The SO answer links to the KNOWNFOLDERID docs; the relevant entry
specifically is at
which gives the default path as,
%ALLUSERSPROFILE% (%ProgramData%, %SystemDrive%\ProgramData)
checking on my local windows 7 install gives:
>> 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
>>>> > Making a new top-level directory without asking is obnoxious.
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