[jifty-devel] PoDir's default seems problematic

Sean E. Millichamp sean at enertronllc.com
Mon Jun 5 20:01:59 EDT 2006

On Mon, 2006-06-05 at 12:26 -0400, Jesse Vincent wrote:

> > but this should be "/home/foobar/TestApp/share/po" or
> > simply "share/po". Below is a patch for Jifty/Config.pm
> > to fix.
> I think I prefer the latter. Please apply it?


If you don't mind me asking, I was wondering what your rationale is for
preferring the second one.  Since that section is used to generate the
initial etc/config.yml that will end up hard coding the user's path into
the PoDir setting making it hard to move between users (such as in a SVN
type environment).  Of course, the user could manually correct the path
after it is generated, but what is gained by hardcoding the full path
that isn't gained by just doing it using a relative path?  Especially in
light of the other paths defaulting to relative paths?  It seems like
defaulting to the relative path is the avenue of least surprise for the


 Sean E. Millichamp, Enertron LLC, 586-757-1200 x102

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