What's the perfect (OS independent) way of storing filepaths ?

Laszlo Nagy gandalf at shopzeus.com
Tue Oct 21 11:32:14 CEST 2008

>> However, the normal place to store settings on Windows is in the registry.
> Which becomes a single point of failure for the whole system.
LOL :-)

BTW famous big popular programs like firefox and thunderbird will store 
their configuration data under "Documents and Settings\Application 
data". I believe this is the standard place to store application 
configuration data. And inside that directory, you should be able to use 
whatever file name you want, beginning with a dot or not.

Users who like to go inside "Documents and Settings\Application data" 
and delete things without knowing what they do deserve to have a 
malfunctioning system for sure.

BTW it would be nice to have a standard 'Application data" like 
directory under UNIX. It is true that all kinds of programs will create 
.app files in your home dir which is not very polite.


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