Re: XDG Standard is not evil
Having just waded through this thread, and then reading the standard
itself, I can only conclude that it may not be "evil" but it is a
horribly written standard.
To start with, there's absolutely no context:
The introduction reads, simply "Various specifications specify files and
file formats. This specification defines where these files should be
looked for by defining one or more base directories relative to which
files should be located."
Nothing about where the standard applies, what kinds of files are being
talked about, on what kinds of systems.
Nothing about what the standard is to be used for.
Nothing about who maintains the standard, the process by which it is
maintained and updated, where to find the latest version.
The lack of any of this, makes the rest of it essentially useless.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra