[Pythonmac-SIG] Re: [pygame] python + pygame on OSX

Ronald Oussoren oussoren at cistron.nl
Tue Feb 24 16:52:37 EST 2004

On 24-feb-04, at 19:14, Keith Nemitz wrote:

>> In any case, it is an extremely bad idea to write to the application 
>> bundle, and that may have something to do with your trouble.  The 
>> appropriate place for writing files would most likely be 
>> "/Library/Application Support/YourApplication" or 
>> "~/Library/Application Support/YourApplication", unless they are 
>> plist preferences..
> I think it would be an extremely good idea to allow an app to be able 
> to write to itself.

Writing to the application is a bad idea, on Linux/Unix, OSX and some 
flavors of Windows the application will only be writeable by 
administrative accounts. Anyone that manages a sizeable amount of 
desktops gets very nervous when ordinary users can modify applications, 
even for single user desktops.

Modifying the application also makes it harder to support multiple 
users on a machine (shared preferences).

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