XDG_DATA_DIRS consistency

Sanel Zukan sanelz at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 11:18:38 PDT 2007

Hi to all,

I would like to ping about XDG_DATA_DIRS (Base directory specs) and default 
value which is "/usr/local/share/:/usr/share/". Note that in the specs, only 
default values for this (when a directory is named) is ending with slashes, which 
is not consistent with other default ones, nor is a common way of
setting multiple directories in an environment variable.

Is there any reason why this could not be "/usr/local/share:/usr/share" ?

AFAIK for all directory variables in specs, is expected that application
do the following construction for the path:

 get_xdg_dir() + separator() + file or another directory

Two slashes in the path will not kill anyone, but it would not be a nice
if one see a message box with "Can't open /usr/local/share//foo" 
(my random thought :)).


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