[Python-ideas] Add appdirs module to stdlib

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Wed Sep 2 12:58:07 CEST 2015

> On Sep 2, 2015, at 5:30 AM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> Looking at the my home dir on Linux, there doesn't seem to be
> one standard, but rather a whole set of them and the good old
> ~/.appname is still a popular one (e.g. pip and ansible from
> Python land still use it; as do many other non-Python applications
> such as ncftp, emacs, svn, git, gpg, etc.).

Just to be clear: pip supports and prefers the XDG spec, the old locations are just still supported for backwards compatibility. Though we did deviate from XDG in that we use /etc/ instead of /etc/xdg/. 

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