Author flying sheep
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Date 2015-09-03.11:37:19
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you’re right about the two problems being mixed, however not about the standards.

also you’re intermingling conventions with actual standards.

the directory standards for all three big OSs are either not going to change or fitted with a backwards-compatibility layer (like windows did with the “My Music/Videos/*” folders):

https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/FileManagement/Conceptual/FileSystemProgrammingGuide/MacOSXDirectories/MacOSXDirectories.html

http://windows.microsoft.com/de-de/windows-8/what-appdata-folder

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd378457%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

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

all three OSs have stable, widely followed standards in place, and the idea of providing a python stdlib API for them received an almost unanimously positive response – with the sole exception being you.
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