Author flying sheep
Recipients barry, doko, eric.araujo, flying sheep, fwierzbicki, georg.brandl, glyph, lemburg, martin.panter, michael.foord, ned.deily, pitrou, r.david.murray, ronaldoussoren, tarek
Date 2015-09-01.07:48:05
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no, sorry, but ~/.python is wrong on linux.

there exists a standard about where things belong:

http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-latest.html

it says that configuration stuff belongs into `XDG_CONFIG_HOME`, with a fallback to `~/.config/`

i propose to add the `appdirs` module to the stdlib so that programs finally don’t have to guess and hack around this kind of things.

https://pypi.python.org/pypi/appdirs
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