[xmonad] XDG_CONFIG_HOME (reprise)

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sun Aug 31 10:00:48 EDT 2008

On 2008 Aug 31, at 7:47, Devin Mullins wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 12:09:31AM -0400, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH  
> wrote:
>>> Would an acceptable alternative be to pass the config directory as a
>>> cmdline arg?
>> What exactly is the problem with following a documented standard?
> My reasons are Spencer's reasons, plus it's not really a standard
> standard. You didn't answer the question.

I answered the question with another question:  if the history file  
isn't properly locked, it must be non-shared which means at minimum a  
separate one per host.

And if we're picking and choosing which standards we consider to be  
"true" standards, we risk getting locked out of distributions that  
disagree with us.  (I would not be greatly surprised if Debian were to  
decide to demand it where it is relevant.)

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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