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Re: config files on Windows

From: Alan Langford <jal_at_ambitonline.com>
Date: 2002-03-26 21:37:02 CET

At 2002/03/26 13:05 -0600, Karl Fogel wrote:
>If all Windows users think the Registry is sufficient, then I don't
>see much point going through contortions to figure out all possible
>for a file-based configuration area.

Goofy little files scattered all over the place are a pain in the butt.
Even with APPDATA present lots of users will want to put files in different
places. Meanwhile the registry has clean support for system config data and
user specific configurations, not to mention easy ways to support multiple

Perhaps the best way to appease people with cross-platform issues is to
provide a facility to import/export config files from/to the registry and
let the users who need it do the job manually.

Alan Langford jal@ambitonline.com
Ambit Perspectives (416)621-9899

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