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Author oxalica
Recipients oxalica
Date 2021-05-26.10:58:43
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Currently we use path `~/.python_history` for history file in all platforms.
It is not a good choice since it spams in user's home directory.

There are already specifications for where to store program data.
For Windows, we should use `%APPDATA%/Python/history`;
for Mac OS, we should use `~/Library/Application Support/Python/history`;
for other POSIX platforms, we should use `$XDG_DATA_HOME/python/history` or `~/.local/share/python/history` according to XDG Spec.

These paths should be preferred as default. But we can also check and use `~/.python_history` if it exists and readable, for compatibility.
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