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  • by dagolden (6584) on 2006.11.06 23:27 (#51479) Journal

    Well, I, personally would love to see a "my_config" that is designed for users, which "my_data" is not.

    User-editable config files on Windows shouldn't, in my opinion, be buried in "c:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\.foo". I'd rather see it as a hidden .foo directory in "my_documents", which is as close to a "home" directory as Windows gets for all practical purposes for 99% of users.

    For me, "my_data" is fine if the application manages the config info itself and for application-specific cache files.

    I suspect others would disagree, or I'd just hack it into the repository. But I'd rather not go to that effort just to see it hacked back out again.

    • User-editable config files on Windows? What're those? ;)
    • Correct, my_data is for application-managed data only, not for human-editable.

      I really don't think hidden or "dot" directories are the way to go on Windows. There simple is no concept of hidden files that you should have to touch.

      Hidden files should NEVER be touched by people on Win32.

      Also, File::HomeDir tries very VERY hard to NOT invent new standards for things, and only use existing blessed ways of doing things.

      So personally, if you want to have a user-editable config file, I guess you'd have to put it u