Base directory specification
sanelz at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 06:44:47 PDT 2007
> For an app-level implementation, never assume that the desktop
> environment (if any!) has set the XDG_* env vars. Just hard-code the
> defaults and use those for variables that are unset. You can choose to
> have EDE set them or not on desktop startup, but the applications should
> to be able to handle the case where they're not set.
Brian, thanks for the tips :)
> Also, if you use glib, you can use g_get_user_data_dir() and
> g_get_user_config_dir(): those functions use the default values if the
We was using efltk, a modified fltk library. There was an function
fl_find_config_file() that used ~/.ede as default path, but that library
was written before any publicly available standard.
It is nice that glib have XDG specific functions, and since I am
preparing an new library it is a perfect time to introduce a similar
functions in it.
My concern about variables was mostly about other programs and I was not
sure how they should handle cases when variables are not set. But after
given notes about app behaviour and existing glib functions, situation
is much clearer now.
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