[Python-ideas] Add appdirs module to stdlib

random832 at fastmail.us random832 at fastmail.us
Wed Sep 2 07:21:56 CEST 2015

On Wed, Sep 2, 2015, at 00:31, Terry Reedy wrote:
> The problem with Windows is that the standard is to put things in an 
> invisible directory, which makes it difficult to tell people, especially 
> non-experts, to edit a file in the directory.

I'm not sure you _should_ be telling non-experts to find a file to edit.
Why doesn't your app provide a UI for it, or at least a button that pops
up the file in the text editor (Minecraft, for example, has a button to
pop up the folder you're expected to drop downloaded texture packs
into), if editing it as free form text is something that end users
_really_ should be expected to do?

Plus, it's not really any harder to find than a "Hidden" directory
beginning with a dot - in either case you have to either type the name
or enable showing hidden files, and neither platform makes this easier
than the other.

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