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From: Andrey Melnikov (melnikov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-30 15:10:34

Rene Rivera wrote:
> Jeff Flinn wrote:

> I'm not sure "libs", or "Libraries", or "Library Files", fits in this
> case because we are talking about both programs(bjam, wave, etc.) and
> libraries. And the other examples, Python, MinGW, etc. also install
> programs. A more appropriate location would be:
> "\Development Files\Boost"
> "\Development Files\Python"
> "\Development Files\MinGW"
> ...
> Although the shorter "\Development\*" would probably works as well. But
> if we are talking about such a location you need to consider language
> localization, in the same way as "Program Files" treated.
Just two more agruments for %ProgramFiles%: On Windows %ProgramFiles%
is more like %Packages%. Anything what is installed usually goes there.
Even non-programs like MSDN or Platform SDK.

And root has the same access permissions like %ProgramFiles%, hasn't it?
  On security-restricted machine the only place which is always
write-enabled is %USERPROFILE%/%HOME%.

I agree with rest arguments against ProgramFiles, but I think that
ProgramFiles and \libs are equally better than c:\

I wonder, if it's hardcoded c:, or %SystemDrive%?


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