Fwd: Convention Over Configuration: A Way Forward?

Trans transfire at gmail.com
Sun Jan 8 14:39:35 PST 2012

On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 11:11 AM, Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at plaetinck.be> wrote:
> I would really dislike this.
> having apps write to a hardcoded place and expecting users to create symlinks is ugly IMHO.

That was my first feeling about it too. But after further reflection
it seems rather minor. 98% (or so) of people will use the defaults,
just as they do now with the environment variables, so it makes no
difference. For the rest, having a few extra dot directories in $HOME
is still a far cry from the smörgåsbord of dot files we have in there

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