[fpc-devel] GetAppConfigFile

Vinzent Höfler JeLlyFish.software at gmx.net
Sat Oct 4 19:34:29 CEST 2008

Micha Nelissen wrote:
> Vinzent Höfler wrote:
>> Often, after a first install, the local config does not exist yet (or 
>> the user may have deleted it), so your proposed approach would 
>> completely disable the local config then, because without the proper 
> No, when saving you always save to the local config file, because most 
> of the time you're not allowed to write to the global one.

Yes, but your proposal would never return the file name of a local 
config if it doesn't exist in the first place, so how would an 
application find out where it's supposed to create it?

> Loading is more common than saving, that's the use case I am talking about.

Well, and that use case usually involves loading *both* files, first the 
global settings and then optionally tweaking it with a user specific 
configuration. For those cases your approach wouldn't work neither.


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