[Devel] Updated FHS

David Robillard d at drobilla.net
Fri Feb 3 10:05:56 PST 2012

On Thu, 2012-02-02 at 12:45 +0200, Stefano D'Angelo wrote:
> 2012/2/2 Krzysztof Foltman <wdev at foltman.com>:
> > On 02/02/12 00:38, David Robillard wrote:
> >
> >> What about APPDATA? It seems that is application specific like
> >> PROGRAMFILES, but I can't find any documentation for a user-specific
> >> equivalent of APPDATA.  There's some references around to COMMONAPPDATA,
> >> but I can't find any actual documentation for such a variable...
> >
> >
> > Isn't APPDATA user-specific in itself? I mean, it usually expands to
> > something like C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data (or a
> > local equivalent).
> APPDATA is user-spefic but also application-specific, Dave probably
> meant user-specific but shared among applications (i.e., like
> COMMONPROGRAMFILES but user-specific).


As you said, it probably doesn't matter as long as everyone agrees,
but... the same would apply to using PROGRAMFILES.  I find it really
strange there is no user-specific equivalent.

(... well, strange, but not surprising, given how much of an utterly
confusing mess all of this is)


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