specialFolderPath("preferences") returns empty on Windows???
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Tue Apr 23 22:48:02 EDT 2019
Mark Wieder wrote:
> On 4/23/19 11:25 AM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote:
>> Bob Sneidar wrote:
>> > NVM I just read further. Preferences is not one I can use for Windows.
>> The bad news is that, as you've discovered, Windows has no "Preferences"
>> folder per se.
>> The good news is that it does have a commonly-used place for that sort
>> of thing, and that LC's specialFolderPath function allows passing in OS
>> constants for all sorts of things.
>> In your case try specialFolderPath(26)
>> Others are documented here, where Ken Ray took the time to explore as
>> many as he could find on Mac and Windows at the time:
> Some reason why specialFolderPath("preferences") on Windows doesn't just
> return the value for specialFolderPath(26)? Yeah... I know... it would
> be a synonym and we can't have those, but sheesh...
It seems a philosophical problem: though a folder exists for the same
purpose, it isn't "Preferences".
I'm with you, though: ease of use > literal linguistic purity.
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