[Development] glib's and Qt's RuntimeLocation [OS X]

René J. V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 11:25:46 CET 2015


This is a follow-up question to one I posted yesterday.

Looking into the paths used for QSP::RuntimeLocation in more detail I noticed 
that GLib has its own ideas, using $HOME/.cache on OS X:


I have the impression that it's not that uncommon to use glib from Qt-based 
applications; how (un)likely is it that the disagreement on the location of the 
user runtime directory will lead to issues?


PS: why did Qt choose ~/Library/Application Support for that location? Isn't the 
stuff stored there supposed to be volatile that doesn't need to survive reboots 
or end up in (Time Machine) backups?

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