get specialFolderpath(26)

Rob Cozens rcozens at
Thu Oct 17 10:04:01 EDT 2002

>To do things "properly", a commercial installer is probably the easiest way.

Hi Dave,

That's well and good if I am distributing a complete application; but 
when I'm designing a database library to be used & distributed by 
others, I have to provide a path to any db stack opened by the 
calling stack.  So far it seems specialFolderPath is the only way to 
accomplish this, and that means files must be forced into particular 
(though generically addressed) locations on every platform...

and that means an installer is needed on every platform and by every 
developer who uses my library.

It's not a solution I like very much; but what's the alternative?

Rob Cozens
CCW, Serendipity Software Company

"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)

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