[Python-ideas] Add appdirs module to stdlib

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 11:26:50 CEST 2015

On 1 September 2015 at 10:09, Matthias Bussonnier
<bussonniermatthias at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This sounds like a reasonable idea to me, and we can point folks to
>> the original appdirs if they need a version-independent alternative.
>> Depending on the amount of code involved, we could potentially
>> consider providing this as an API *in* pathlib, rather than needing an
>> entire new module for the standard library version of it.
>> Regards,
>> Nick.
> +1,
> If this get into python, it would be nice to have a `python -m <module> <appname>` that return to user the
> config dirs. One of the most challenging issues we have with user is “where is my config/cache/...”
> and it’s always hard start the response by “It depends of...”. The “run this command to know” works better.

+1 to all of the above.

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