[Python-ideas] Add appdirs module to stdlib

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 23:04:41 CEST 2015

On 1 September 2015 at 17:19, John Wong <gokoproject at gmail.com> wrote:
> But is appdirs only useful if you are running something that's more toward
> system package / desktop application? A lot of projects today create their
> own directory to save data, many use $HOME/DOTCUSTOM_DIR. So the use case of
> appdirs should be addressed.

But that is not appropriate on Windows. Appdirs gives the above on
Unix, but %APPDATA%\Appname on Windows, which conforms properly to
platform standards.


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